An investigation is taking place following a serious assault in Cork city during the week.

A 41-year-old man was sitting in a parked car with a young child on North Main Street when he was approached and stabbed a number of times by a lone male.

The incident happened at approximately 11.45am on Tuesday 1 October.

It is understood his assailant ran from the scene in the direction of Adelaide Street.

The injured man is continuing to receive treatment in hospital for a number of apparent stab wounds.

His injuries are not life threatening.