A man in his early 30s has died following a serious assault in Ennis, Co Clare. 

The assault happened in the Gordon Drive area at around 3pm this afternoon.

Gardaí say that the injured man died in an ambulance. His body has been taken to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination tomorrow morning. 

The scene of the assault has been preserved for an examination. 

A man in his late 30s has been arrested in connection with the incident, and is being detained at Ennis Garda Station. 

An appeal for witnesses has been issued, and gardaí are looking to speak to anyone who was in the Cloughleigh Estate/Gordon Drive area between 2.30pm and 3.30pm to contact them. They are also looking to speak to any road users who may have camera footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065-6848100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.