LATEST: Man injured in Cork city assault remains in critical condition 

Three people have so far been arrested in connection with the assault. 
LATEST: Man injured in Cork city assault remains in critical condition 

The man was discovered with an apparent head injury on the Lower Glanmire Road. File image. Picture Dan Linehan

LATEST: Gardaí said on Saturday afternoon that the man injured in the serious assault on the Lower Glanmire Road on Thursday night remains in a critical condition. 

Three people have so far been arrested in connection with the assault on the man in his mid-forties, who is currently being cared for in Cork University Hospital. 

The man in his late 30s who was arrested on Friday night has been released without charge.

"A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions," a Garda spokesperson told The Echo. "The injured man remains in a critical condition at Cork University Hospital.

"Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward and for those with camera footage to make it available to them." 

A man and a woman, both aged in their late 20s, were also arrested in connection with the incident. The woman was released without charge on Friday night and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The man appeared before the courts this morning. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayfield Garda Station 021 4554510, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Gardaí say the investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: Gardaí in Mayfield investigating the serious assault on the Lower Glanmire Road on Thursday night have arrested a second man.

Gardaí said the man in his late 30s was arrested late on Friday night and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Gurranbraher Garda station.

The woman in her late 20s who was arrested was released without charge last night and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The man in his late 20s who was arrested has since been charged in relation to the assault and he will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice, Anglesea Street, Cork this morning. 

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.

EARLIER: An incident room has been established at Mayfield Garda Station following a serious assault in Cork city that has left a man in critical condition. 

A comprehensive forensic examination of the scene has been completed and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. 

"Shortly before 9pm on Thursday, November 4, gardaí and emergency services attended an incident at Lower Glanmire Road where a man in his mid-40s was discovered with an apparent head injury following reports of a disturbance," a Garda spokesperson said. 

"He was removed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where his condition is understood to be critical." 

A man and woman, both aged in their late 20s, have since been arrested and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at the Bridewell and Gurranabraher Garda Station. 

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are also appealing to anyone with camera footage to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayfield Garda Station 021-4554510, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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