AN elderly man is seriously ill this morning after being assaulted in Macroom early today.
The incident happened in a car park at Sleaveen East in the town.
The man received serious internal injuries in the attack and was taken to Cork University Hospital.
A man in his early 30s has been arrested and taken to Bandon garda station for questioning about the attack. He is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
Gardai are carrying out a technical examination of the scene and will be looking at CCTV footage. House to house enquiries will also be carried out.
Gardaí in Macroom are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on (026) 20590