Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault on a 51-year-old man in the city last Sunday evening.

Shortly before 5pm, the man was approached and attacked by a group of men while walking on Haddington Road.

He sustained serious head and facial injuries and is being treated in hospital where his condition is described as serious but not life threatening.

Gardaí say there were a significant number of people in the area at the time following the Ireland-Argentina rugby match at the nearby Aviva Stadium.

They are asking anyone with camera footage from the Haddington Road area between 4.30pm and 5.30pm last Sunday to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Irishtown Garda Station 01-6669600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.