A Garda received a serious eye injury after being assaulted during a public order incident in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
The incident happened on William Street in the town at around 3.15am.
The male garda responded to the scene and while dealing with the incident, he was assaulted, and received a serious eye injury.
The garda was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore where he underwent surgery to his eye socket.
A male in his 20’s was arrested in relation to the assault and is appearing at Tullamore District Court today. Gardaí are continuing their investigation onto the incident.