Teen arrested in connection with Kildare assault that left man, 60s, in critical condition

Teen arrested in connection with Kildare assault that left man, 60s, in critical condition

A teenager has been arrested after a Co Kilare assault which left another man in a critical condition in hospital.

"Gardaí arrested a man in his late teens in connection with a serious assault of a man in his 60s that took place in a house in Newbridge, Co Kildare yesterday evening," a garda spokesperson said.

The man is currently being detained at Newbridge Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The man in his 60s remains in a critical condition at Naas General Hospital.

The spokesperson said investigations are ongoing.

Earlier: Man, 60s, in critical condition after Kildare assault

A man in his 60s is in critical condition in hospital after a serious assault in Co Kildare last night.

The man received the injuries around 9pm at a house in Newbridge, gardai say.

He was taken to Naas General Hospital where he is being treated but in a critical condition.

"The scene is currently preserved and a full technical examination is being conducted," a garda spokesperson said.

"Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry in connection with this assault. No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing," they added.

Anyone who may have been in the Moore Park area of Newbridge or who may have any information are being asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station, their local garda station or the garda confidential line.

- This story was first published at 12.31

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