The man was sleeping inside the tent at the time of the incident.

A homeless man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was injured in an attempt to move a tent he was sleeping in Dublin.

Gardaí in Pearse Street were alerted to an incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Wilton Terrace in Dublin 2.

The incident occurred in what Gardaí have described as an “attempt to tidy the canal walk way”.

Gardaí said that the man was subsequently removed to St. Vincent’s Hospital.

Investigations are ongoing.