Garda appeal after hatchet assault in car park

Ashbourne Gardaí are investigating a serious assault where a man was attacked by two males armed with hatchets yesterday afternoon.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the assault which occurred in a car park on Killegland Road, Ashbourne, at approximately 3pm on 10th November.

Two males wearing hats and face masks, wielding hatchets approached a male sitting in a grey jeep and began striking the male, causing a number of substantial lacerations to his limbs.

The two males then fled the scene on foot, possibly via the field at the rear of Bourne Avenue.

The injured party was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.

Anyone who may have been in the area around this time and witnessed the incident or anyone who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles are asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.