Teenager undergoes surgery after serious assault in Waterford

The 18-year-old was found lying on the path of John Street

A teenager has undergone surgery after a serious assault in Waterford.

The 18-year-old boy was found by gardaí on John Street in the city last night at 11.30pm.

Gardaí say they are treating the incident as a serious assault.

The teenager remains in University Hospital Waterford this morning.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, in particular anyone who may have been in John Street/John Bridge area of Waterford last night between 11.00pm and midnight, to get in touch.

They can contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1-800-666-111 or any garda station.