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Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon.
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Two arrested over assault in Carrick-on-Shannon as victim remains critical

Gardaí have said there was an altercation between the man and a group of people on 17 July.
Jul 29th 2016, 12:34 PM 20,011 26

TWO PEOPLE HAVE been arrested this morning over an assault in Leitrim that left a man fighting for his life.

The serious assault occurred on 17 July, when gardaí received reports of a man lying on the main street in Carrick-on-Shannon. When they arrived, they found an unresponsive man lying on the road. He was taken to Sligo University Hospital and gardaí said he remains in critical condition today.

The 30-year-old is understood to have been involved in an altercation with a group of people, both male and female, on the footpath of Main Street which then spilled out onto the road. A number of witnesses were interviewed and CCTV footage from the area was also reviewed.

Gardaí said a man and woman, both in their 20s, were arrested in the Leitrim area this morning in connection with the incident.

Anyone with any information can contact Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station on 071 9650510 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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