Gardai renew appeal for witnesses to weekend assault in Banagher

Gardai in Birr have renewed their appeal for witnesses to an assault which took place on Main Street in Banagher in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

The violent incident occurred during the annual horse fair in the town and involved a young male who was repeatedly punched and kicked by several others.

It's understood that the man was subsequently taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Footage of the incident circulated on social media in the hours after it occurred, and Sergeant Laura Hennessy of Birr Garda Station said an investigation into the matter was ongoing.

She encouraged anyone who witnessed the incident in Banagher in the early hours of Sunday morning to make contact with Birr Garda Station on: 057 9169710.