27 Jun 2022

BREAKING: Gardaí arrest man over violent Longford assault probe

Longford Garda Station. Photo: Michelle Ghee.

A man has been arrested this morning in relation to an alleged violent attack of a man in Longford yesterday

A man has been arrested in connection to a violent assault of another man in Longford town yesterday morning.

The 40-year-old suspect was detained this morning and taken to Longford garda station for questioning.

He is being held on suspicion of carrying out a brutal attack on a man in his early 60s at around 5:30am in the Canal Court area of Longford town.

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The Leader understands the man is local and is known to his victim. 

The victim sustained a number of cuts to his head and was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

The scene itself was preserved by detectives and a technical examination was carried out.

The man arrested this morning has been detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be held for a period of 24 hours.

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