19/08/2019

Elderly Man Critical Following Dublin Assault

An elderly man who was assaulted in Dublin over the weekend remains in critical condition in hospital.

The victim, aged in his 70s, was attacked near the Courtney Place flats in Ballybough in the early hours of Saturday morning, 17 August.

He suffered head and spinal injuries and was transferred to the Mater Hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable.

A man in his 50s was arrested and questioned at Mountjoy Garda Station later on Saturday afternoon. He was released without charge on Sunday, while a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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