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Man found unconscious in garden in Tralee now in critical condition

Two men were arrested. One has since been released, gardaí said this morning.

Updated at 7.30am

A MAN FOUND unconscious in a garden in Tralee on Wednesday night is now said to be in a critical condition in hospital.

Two men were initially arrested in connection with the suspected assault in the Co Kerry town.

One has since been released without charge. In an update this morning, gardaí said a man in his 30s had been released, and that a file was to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Another man, aged in his 20s, is still in custody this morning.

What happened? 

According to gardaí, officers were called to the Killeen Wood estate at around 10.35pm on Wednesday night.

They discovered the man, also in his 20s, lying unconscious in the front garden of a house.

He was taken by ambulance to Kerry General Hospital where his condition was initially given as serious.

This morning it is said to be critical.

Forensic tests have taken place at the scene.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, and say they particularly want to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Killeen Wood at the time of the incident in Wednesday night.

Tralee Garda Station can be reached on 066 710 2300. The number for the Garda Confidential Line is 1800 666 111.

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