A 21 year old man is in a critical condition after the alleged assault in Newcastle West

A man is to appear in court in the morning charged in connection with the stabbing of another man in County Limerick.

The 21-year old victim is in a critical condition following the alleged assault at Maiden Street, Newcastle West, yesterday evening.

A man in his late 20s, who is a native of Eastern Europe, has been charged in connection with the stabbing.

He will appear at Limerick District Court in the morning.