A 20-YEAR-OLD man is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked by a number of people in Tallaght in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
The assault happened at about 4am at a pedestrian bridge along St Dominic’s Road that crosses the N81 dual carriageway.
The man suffered serious injuries as a result of the assault which gardaí say was carried out by a number of suspects.
He was taken from the scene to the nearby Adelaide and Meath Hospital before being later transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he was described as being in a critical condition.
A 23-year-old man and 20-year-old woman were arrested in connection with the assault and are currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station.
Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the assault or to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the pedestrian bridge yesterday between 3.3oam and 4.30am .
The two arrested as part of the investigation are being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be held for up to 24 hours.