Two men have been arrested after an 18-year-old man was robbed and assaulted early this morning in Co Waterford.

The victim was forced to drive his car from the city to a pub on the way to Passage East shortly after midnight.

He was assaulted by two men when he attempted to flee the scene.

Witnesses at the pub contacted gardaí who arrested a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old.

The two men are being detained at Waterford Garda Station.

The victim was treated at Caredoc.