A 31-year-old man has been arrested after an elderly man and his daughter were attacked with a hammer in a house in Artane in Dublin.

A man and a woman entered the 80-year-old’s house at around 12.30pm demanded cash and assaulted the pensioner with a hammer.

The man’s daughter arrived at the house and was also assaulted.

Both victims are being treated for their injuries at Beaumont Hospital.

A man was later arrested in connection with the attack and is being held at Coolock Garda Station.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information is asked to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01- 666 4200, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.