Gardaí call for mobile phone footage of brutal assault in Dublin
on 11/10/2013 12:12:02
The victim, a man in his 40's who is originally from Nigeria, is in a critical condition at Beaumont Hospital after he was attacked with a baseball bat at around 12.20pm yesterday afternoon.
Another man, who is also from Nigeria, was arrested and is being questioned at Coolock Garda Station.
Superintendent Ronan Galligan from Swords Garda Station believes there is a lot of mobile phone footage of the attack.
Supt Galligan said: "I believe there were approximnately 30 or 40 people around at the time with mobile phones on them and we see from stuff that is captured on social media.
"I would have a concern that if people actually have footage of that, that it wouldn't end up on social media, that they would come to the guards here first. It is an absolutely vital part of our investigation."