A Dublin baker has been left in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked during a raid on the bakery where he worked, writes Hugh Oram. Jimmy Louth works for Clarke’s Bakery on the New Cabra Road in Dublin.

At 4am on 3 July, he arrived for work to find that one of his colleagues had been tied up by a three-man gang. The masked gang then assaulted him before fleeing with a small amount of cash. A couple of days after the raid, Louth’s health deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital, where he was operated on for a brain clot. Since the operation last week, he has not regained consciousness.

The Garda (Irish police) is appealing for information.