A 17-YEAR-OLD youth is due before court in Tullamore this morning in connection with an assault in Birr, Co Offaly on Monday.
A man in his 50s received serious head injuries in the attack, which happened on the town’s main street at around 3pm.
He was later airlifted to the specialist head trauma unit at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin for treatment.
The teenager was questioned at Birr Garda Station in connection with the case.
He’s due to appear before Tullamore District Court later today.