Longford Gardai are investigating an alleged assault on a man in his early 60s earlier this morning
A man is recuperating in hospital this morning after being attacked in his own home in Longford town during the early hours of this morning.
The 61-year-old victim, the Leader understands, was allegedly set upon by another man at around 5:30am this morning in the Camlin Court area of town.
It's understood the man sustained a number of cuts to his head and was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar, where he remains this morning.
The scene was preserved by detectives and a technical examination was carried out.
It's believed the victim knew the identity of his alleged attacker with gardai hoping to obtain a statement from the man upon his release from hospital.
As such, gardai have said they are pursuing a 'definite line of inquiry' and are not looking for any witnesses at this stage.
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