BREAKING: Man in hospital after violent assault in Longford town

Gardai following 'definite line of inquiry' as victim recovers in hospital

Longford Garda Station

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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