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Garda in hospital after off-duty attack in Limerick

Gardaí say the attack was unprovoked and has no links with the victim’s occupation.

File photo of St Patrick's Road
File photo of St Patrick's Road
Image: Google Streetview

A MEMBER OF An Garda Síochána is currently in hospital after being assaulted while off-duty in Limerick over the weekend.

The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was seriously assaulted on St. Patrick’s Road in the city at about 3.30am Sunday.

A spokesperson for the Gardaí said the victim was getting out of a car in the residential area when he was approached by three youths. He was struck by one of them and fell backwards onto the ground and hit his head.

He was taken to Mid-Western Regional Hospital where he remains. His head injuries have been described as serious. It is understood that the garda does not work in the area.

Gardaí at Henry Street are investigating all circumstances of the incident and have appealed for witnesses. No arrests have been made.

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