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Thirty Year Old Male Assaulted In Thurles

A male in his thirties is considered to be in a stable condition in the Mid West Regional Hospital, County Limerick, following an assault here in Thurles yesterday.

The man is understood to have been injured in an altercation with a group of some five men, in the Gortataggart (Translated: Bog of the Priest) housing estate, opposite Thurles Co-Op Creamery on the Templemore Road out of Thurles at around 1.30pm yesterday.

The victim was immediately rushed to the Mid West Regional Hospital in Limerick, where it is understood he underwent surgery.

Thurles Gardaí would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this assault or who may have noticed suspicious activity of any kind in the Gortataggart or surrounding area especially between 12.30pm and 2.00pm yesterday.
Gardaí can be contacted locally at Telephone No 0504 25100. Information received will be treated in confidence.

Other Crime

Meanwhile in a completely different incident, a 26 year old Thurles man, who appeared before the court in Limerick city yesterday, has been remanded to appear before Thurles District court in the coming weeks for the activation of a previously suspended sentence he received following the committal of a previous robbery offence.
Mr George Hackett, with an address at Monakeeba in Thurles, stands accused of stealing €320 from the handbag of an elderly woman on a train bound between Thurles and Limerick city. Mr Hackett is understood to have boarded the train disguised; dressed as a priest.

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