Gardaí have arrested two men in relation to an assault and theft of a car in Macroom in the early hours of this morning.
Shortly before 1am, Gardaí received a report after a man in his 20s had been assaulted by two men.
The two men, both in their 20s, had been involved in a road traffic collision in the Inchigeela area of Macroom and had then attempted to steal a car that was nearby.
"Before they could leave the scene, the car was stopped by the owner who was then assaulted," a Garda spokesperson said.
"The two men ran from the scene and hid in a nearby field but where discovered by Gardaí after a search of the area was carried out."
The owner of the car received minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment at the time of the incident.
Both men were arrested at the scene and brought to Bandon Garda Station where they are detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.