Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following serious assault in Dublin
An elderly man has been left in critical condition as a result of the attack.
Gardaí in Mountjoy are investigating a serious assault which occurred at approximately 2am this morning on Saturday morning.
The attack took place at Courtney Place, Ballybough in Dublin 3.
A man in his 70s suffered serious head and spinal injuries during the assault and was taken to The Mater Hospital, where Gardaí have said that he is in a critical condition.
The scene is preserved and awaiting Garda Technical examination.
Gardaí are appealing for any persons who may have witnessed the assault or who can assist Gardaí in the investigation to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01-6668601, The Garda Confidential Line 18000 666 111, or any Garda Station.