Elderly man critical after alleged assault in Dublin

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11/10/2016 Members of the Gardai at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

An elderly man is in a critical condition following an alleged assault in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

An investigation is under way after the man, who is in his 70s, suffered serious head and spinal injuries in the incident, which occurred at around 2am at Courtney Place in Ballybough.

The man is in a critical condition at the Mater Hospital

He was taken to the Mater Hospital.

Gardai are appealing for anyone witnesses to contact them.

-Noah Harte