Man remains in critical condition after suspected assault in Castleisland

A man remains in a critical condition with serious head injuries after a suspected assault in Castleisland at the weekend.

Gardai are continuing to question a man in his late teens in relation to the case.

At around 5.30 yesterday morning neighbours discovered a badly-injured man lying in the street at St Stephen’s Park.

The man, who is in his twenties, was initially taken to University Hospital Kerry before being transferred to Cork University Hospital with serious head injuries.

His condition is described as critical.

Last night, investigating Gardai arrested a 19-year-old man.

He was taken to Tralee Gardai Station where he remains this morning being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act; he can be held for an initial period of 24 hours.

The investigation is continuing, and Gardai have again appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Tralee Gardai can be contacted on 0667102300