Gardaí in Co Mayo are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious assault on a 21-year-old woman in Castlebar.

The woman was picked up by a car outside a nightclub on Newantrim Street at about 2am this morning.

The car drove out the Snugboro Road where the assault reportedly took place.

Gardaí would also like a young couple who picked the woman up and drove her home to contact them at Castlebar Garda Station on 094-9038200.