Gardaí investigating an assault that occurred in the Farnagh area of Longford Town, last night are appealing for witnesses.
At approximately 8:30pm a man in his 20s received a number of lacerations to his legs.
It is believed that he had been assaulted by a number of men outside a house in the Glebe View estate.
The man was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar to be treated for his injuries which are understood to be non-life threatening.
The suspects are believed to have left the area in a blue 05 Citroen C5. This vehicle was found burnt out between Ballycloghan and Moydow a short time later.
A gold coloured Nissan Almera that was seen in the Moydow area last night is of interest to investigating Gardaí.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward. Gardaí are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the Glebe View area of Longford between 7pm and 9pm to come forward.
They are also keen to speak to anyone in the Keel Moydow area between 7pm and 10pm, who may have seen these vehicles.
Additionally Gardaí are appealing to any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) from the area at the time to make it available to them.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station on 043 335 0571, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.