A young man was taken to hospital after a vicious unprovoked assault in Sligo at the weekend, as another young man was pulled from the waters of the Garavogue.
And a frightened Cartron lady watched in horror as young vandals smashed a stolen computer through the front windscreen of her car yesterday evening around 10.30 pm.
The vandals had stolen the computer after breaking into St Brendan’s National School earlier yesterday.
The assault and the accident happened in the John F Kennedy Parade and Bridge Street areas on Saturday night as the town was packed with Easter revellers.
Both men were taken to Sligo General Hospital and later released.
The young North Sligo man was struck in the face as he stood outside Toffs nightclub on Saturday.
The young man was standing beside a group of around 25 young men and a few women when he was attacked by another young man.
Gardai and an ambulance were quickly on the scene.
An eyewitness told the Sligo Weekender that up to four gardai were speaking with a group of about 25 young men and girls who were standing outside of Toffs.
“The ambulance was there with its flashing lights and the gardai were moving over and back talking to the group.
“It looked like the guards were trying to find out the identity of the attacker.
Sligo Weekender understands that gardai know the identity of the attacker.
But no formal complaint was made to the gardai as of yesterday.
Sources said gardai can’t investigate unless a complaint has been made.
Meanwhile garda sources confirmed that another young man fell into the river shortly before midnight on Saturday night.
The man was sitting on the bridge when he fell into the river.
The incident happened on Bridge Street as revellers watched anxiously.
An ambulance was called and the man was helped out of the river and brought to Sligo General Hospital suffering from shock and minor bruises.