A 14 year old is in a critical condition following an assault overnight in Tipperary town.
The assault occured in the Lakelands, Rosanna area of Tipperary town just before 11 last night.
The young boy received serious head injuries in the incident and is now in a critical condition at South Tipp General Hospital.
Overnight, Tipp town Gardai arrested a young man in his teens who is being detained at Tipp town Garda station this morning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice act.
The scene where the assault happened has been sealed off for forensic examination and Gardai are appealing for anyone who is the area last night to contact them on 062 51212.