An investigation is being carried out into the circumstances of an assault in which a young man received head injuries.

The incident happened at Croi Oige Apartments near the Athlone Institute of Technology at around 1.30am when a fracas occurred between a number of people.

A man in his early 20s received serious, but not life threatening, injuries to his head and was removed to University Hospital Galway where he is being treated for his injuries.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact them on 0906498550.