A player with Institute football club is fighting for his life following an assault in Derry-Londonderry.
Niall Grace is in a critical condition following the attack.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Niall Grace as he is critically ill in hospital after being assaulted in the city centre last night.— Institute F.C. (@Institute_FC) September 11, 2016
It happened in the Waterloo Street area of the city before 1 this morning.
A 22 year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with enquiries.
Detective Constable Stephen Riddell said: “We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact Detectives at Strand Road Station on 101 quoting reference number 78 of 11/09/16. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”