Gardaí make Fresh Appeal for Information on Search for Assault Weapon

Garda Search for Assault Instrument 16-1-2018
A member of the Garda investigation team searching the garden of a house in St. John’s Park today. An appeal has been issued to the public which they hope will result in the recovery of a blunt instrument used in the attack on Sunday morning. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Gardaí are continuing their house to house investigations today into the discovery of a badly injured man at St Stephens Park, Castleisland at around 5.30am on Sunday last January 14th 2018.

The man, in his late 20s, is now reported to be stable at Cork University Hospital.

Serious Head Injuries

He was transferred from University Hospital Kerry after initial treatment for serious head injuries and was on the critical list for a time.

While the investigation is centering on three locals, two have been arrested and one released.

The area where the man was found was at the centre of intensive scrutiny by Garda Scenes of Crime Examiners on Sunday and the investigations and searches have now widened to the general area.

Crime scene investigators at the scene of Sunday morning's serious assault on a local man at St. Stephen's Park in Castleisland. ©The Maine Valley Post.
Crime scene investigators at the scene of Sunday morning’s serious assault on a local man at St. Stephen’s Park in Castleisland. ©The Maine Valley Post.

A Blunt Instrument

Investigating Gardaí are conducting intensive searches of gardens and grounds in the wider area and have begun a search of St. John’s Park this morning.

They are appealing for information which they hope will lead them to the discovery of a blunt instrument which they now believe was used in the attack.

Garda Confidential Line

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 066 71 02300. Or the Garda Confidential line: Tel: 1800 666 111.

This line allows members of the public to call with confidential information relating to matters of crime or other activities.

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