21-year-old man in a critical condition after suspected assault in Navan

A 21-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after a serious assault in Navan, Co Meath, in the early hours of this morning.

He was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, and has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, where he is in a critical condition.

The scene has been preserved and a garda technical examination has taken place.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for anyone who may have been in the Watergate Street area between 2.45am and 3.30am today who may have witnessed the assault or any motorists with dashcam footage to contact Navan Garda Station on 046-9036100, the Garda Confidential Line 18000 666 111 or any garda station.