A man arrested in connection with an assault on boxer John Joe Nevin has been released without charge.

A file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Olympic silver medal winner is in hospital with a broken leg after he was attacked in Mullingar yesterday morning.

The attack happened in the Ardleigh estate at 11am.

The 24-year-old, who turned professional last month, could be out of action for up to three months.