A man and a woman have been hospitalised following a serious assault in Ballincollig, Co Cork.
Shortly after 1am on Tuesday, gardaí and emergency services received reports of an altercation involving a group of males at a house in Innishmore Square, Ballincollig.
A man (60s) and a woman (30s) injured during the incident were taken from the scene by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. Their injuries are understood to be serious but not life-threatening, gardaí said.
The scene was preserved overnight and is now being examined.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the Innishmore Square area shortly before 1am, to come forward.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Togher Garda station on 021-494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666 111, or any Garda station.