Matthew Sheridan
Halloween burns victim Matthew Sheridan helping children feel more comfortable in hospital at charity event (Twitter/galwaynews)

The day after student Matthew Sheridan's Halloween costume was set on fire in a Galway nightclub, a fellow student presented himself to the police.

Sheridan, 21, is currently in a critical but stable condition at the National Burns Unit in St James' Hospital, Dublin. He suffered from 80 per cent burns at the Halo nightclub after his sheep costume caught fire.

According to the Connacht Sentinel, a student at the National University of Ireland, Galway - where Sheridan also studies - presented himself to the Gardai on the morning of 1 November.

The 21-year-old student, from Tipperary, gave a statement to the police and was then interviewed at length at the Galway Garda Station, it is reported.

Garda police said no one has been charged regarding the incident, but confirmed that a file was being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Since the incident, Matthew's parents Brian and Barbara Sheridan have kept a vigil at his bedside in hospital.

Friends and relatives have also been sending messages of support on Twitter since last week. His cousin, Brendan Cronin, said: "Please keep my dear cousin and friend Matthew Sheridan in your thoughts and prayers. He's a hero and will fight through."

Philippa Eaton ‏said: "Keep thinking and Praying for an absolute angel Matty Sheridan for a swift recovery,cant wait to have you back smiling."

Louise Hannon ‏wrote: "Keep Matty Sheridan in your thoughts&prayers this wkend...The loveliest lad who is the least deserving of such tragedy."

Conor Marmion said: "400th tweet dedicated to the my massive trooper matty sheridan!he's beating them burns in hosp.we wnt stop praying for ya bud!"

Meanwhile, a picture was posted of Sheridan helping children get over their hospital fears in January at NUI's annual Teddy Bear Hospital event.