Man, 21, in critical condition after 'serious assault' in Co Meath

Man, 21, in critical condition after 'serious assault' in Co Meath

Gardaí are investigating a "serious assault" in Co Meath overnight which left a 21-year-old man critically injured.

The incident took place at around 3am this morning at Watergate Street in Navan.

Gardaí say they were alerted to the man who was lying on the ground in the town.

He was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. He has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin where he is in a critical condition.

The scene has been preserved and a Garda Technical examination has taken place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Watergate Street area between 2.45am. and 3.30am. and who may have witnessed the assault to come forward.

They are also looking to speak with any motorists who may have passed through Watergate Street around those times and have dashcam footage.

People with information are asked to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 - 9036100, The Garda Confidential Line 18000 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Additional reporting Digital Desk staff

More on this topic

Four arrested after firearm and drugs seized in LongfordFour arrested after firearm and drugs seized in Longford

Man arrested after Mayo shooting released without chargeMan arrested after Mayo shooting released without charge

Gardaí assisting PSNI in Belfast murder probeGardaí assisting PSNI in Belfast murder probe

Man, 73, assaulted with shovel in unprovoked attack has permanent brain damageMan, 73, assaulted with shovel in unprovoked attack has permanent brain damage


More in this Section

Someone is €500,000 richer after winning EuroMillions Plus drawSomeone is €500,000 richer after winning EuroMillions Plus draw

Could robots steal our hearts as well as our jobs?Could robots steal our hearts as well as our jobs?

Missing woman forest search finds ‘nothing of significance’Missing woman forest search finds ‘nothing of significance’

Lunney family endured ‘week from hell’ after Quinn executive abducted and attackedLunney family endured ‘week from hell’ after Quinn executive abducted and attacked


Lifestyle

Gráinne Healy only started running regularly a few years ago. She’s already completed 50 parkruns. She tells Rowena Walsh what motivates her.Ageing with Attitude: Parkruns and quiet Friday nights

Against popular wisdom and flying a plane made from bamboo, wire and bike handlebars, a Co Antrim woman blazed a sky trail for aviation and for the independence of women, writes Bette BrowneMagnificent Lilian Bland blazed a trail for independence of women in her plane of bamboo

The epic battle for the bridge at Arnhem, as depicted in the blockbuster 'A Bridge Too Far', saw the Allies aim to end the war by Christmas 1944, but failed as a huge airborne assault force failed to take the last bridge across the Rhine. In an extract from his latest book 'A Bloody Week', Dan Harvey tells the story of one of the hundreds of brave men from Ireland who gave their all to the Allied campaignThe bridge to war: Dan Harvey's new book looks at the Irish who went a bridge too far

Several days ago, the long-awaited sequel to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was released.Lindsay Woods: I have always consumed books at a furious pace

More From The Irish Examiner