A 27-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after an assault in Tuam, Co Galway.

He received serious head injuries at High Street in the town at about 2.30am this morning.

The injured man was initially brought to University College Hospital Galway but has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093-70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.