Man (30s) in critical condition following alleged assault outside takeaway A man in his 30s has been left in critical condition after sustaining head injuries following an alleged assault in Kerry.

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A man in his 30s has been left in critical condition after sustaining head injuries following an alleged assault in Kerry.

The incident occurred at 2.20am on Sunday morning outside a local take away in The Square, Killorglin, Co Kerry.

There was an altercation between two men at that time.

It is understood one man in 30s received head injuries and was unconscious at the scene when the emergency services arrived. He was taken to University Hospital Kerry initially and later transferred to Cork University Hospital where his condition has remained critical.

It is believed the man worked and lived in a nearby village.

He is believed to work in construction and farming and had been out socialising with friends earlier in the day before the incident happened.

Local councillor Damian Quigg said he was shocked to hear the news and said people should be out to have a good time without incidents like this occurring.

“For two local lads to be involved with this is just desperate,” he said.

“As a councillor to see something like this, young people should just be cautious when having a drink because this is how serious something can become.

“My thoughts are really with the family at this time and it is such a tragic thing to happen in this town.”

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to contact them at Killarney Garda station on 064 6671160 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

No arrests have yet been made but it is understood that gardai are following a definite line of inquiry.

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