Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured in hit-and-run attack

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured in hit-and-run attack

GARDAÍ ARE appealing for witnesses after a man was left with serious injuries following a hit-and-run attack in County Wexford.

At approximately 8pm on Tuesday, 21 April, Gardaí attended reports of an 'altercation between a large group of males' in Fr Murphy Park in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

As Gardaí arrived on the scene they noticed a man in his 40's lying on the ground outside a primary school close to where the men were arguing; he was taken to Wexford General Hospital with serious injuries.

His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Gardaí conducted a number of enquiries and it was found that a silver Opel Meriva collided with the man and immediately left the scene, causing the altercation in the park.

Gardaí are investigating any links between this incident and the discovery of a burnt-out car on the South Slob in County Wexford.


A man in his 20's has since been arrested in connection with the incident, and is currently being detained for questioning at Wexford Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

A full investigation is now underway at Enniscorthy Garda Station, with Gardaí issuing an appeal for witnesses into the incident in order to assist the investigation.

Anyone with information, particularly any road users who may have dash-cam footage, or pedestrians who may have phone or camera footage, are urged to contact Gardaí and make this footage available.

Anyone who may have information relating to the movements of the silver Opel Meriva which collided with the man and left the scene are also urged to make contact.

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053 923 3534, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.