Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s in connection with a serious assault which took place on High St, Tuam, yesterday.

The man was arrested this afternoon in Tuam and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Tuam Garda Station.

He can be detained for up to 24 hours.

A 27-year-old man received serious head injuries in the incident and is currently in a serious condition in 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.