Gardaí seek witnesses to Patrick St assault on homeless man

Gardaí seek witnesses to Patrick St assault on homeless man
The scene sealed off by gardai at St. Patrick's Street in Cork city where a man was assaulted on Thursday evening.Picture Denis Minihane.

GARDAÍ are asking the public to assist in an investigation into an attack on a homeless man in the city centre.

An appeal for witnesses has been renewed in relation to the serious assault that occurred on Patrick Street close to the junction with Academy Street, shortly after 9pm on Thursday.

A man in his 40s suffered head injuries was brought to Cork University Hospital where his condition is still believed to be serious.

It is understood the man regularly stayed at the St Vincent’s Hostel.

Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda Station today, Superintendent Michael Comyns said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in the Patrick Street area from 8.30pm to 9:30pm to get in touch with us. We are particularly anxious to speak to the occupants of several cars which were on Patrick Street at the time of the assault.

Also, anyone who may have any mobile phone footage or dashcam footage, to please contact us,” Superintendent Comyns added.

Gardaí can be contacted at Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452 2000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

No arrests have been made in relation to this serious assault and the investigation is ongoing.

More in this section

Sponsored Content