Appeal for witnesses after boy left in critical condition following Tipp town attack

Niamh Dillon


Niamh Dillon


Tipp Town attack

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to last night's attack to come forward

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a young boy was left in a critical condition following an “unprovoked attack” in Tipperary town last night.

A 14 year old teenager suffered serious head injuries following an alleged assault in the Roseanna Road/Lakelands area of Tipperary town on Thursday 9 November shortly before 11pm. The area has since been cordoned off while gardai carry out a forensic examination of the scene.

Speaking to the Tipperary Star Detective Inspector Paddy O'Callaghan said the boy was discovered at around 10.50pm on Thursday night and was treated at the scene by Emergency Services before being taken to South Tipperary General Hospital where he is understood to be in a serious condition.

Tipperary town Gardai have arrested a young man in his teens in connection with the incident. The juvenile is being detained at Tipperary town Garda station this morning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice act.

Gardai in Tipperary town are appealing to anyone who may have any information in relation to the incident or who may have witnessed anything unusual or suspicious in the Lakelands/Rosanna Road area between 10.30pm and 11.30pm last night to contact them on 062 80670.