An investigation is under way into an assault of a woman in Wexford Town.

The assault on the 27-year-old local woman happened when she was on her way home from a work Christmas night out.

She was attacked on George's Street in the town outside her apartment in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gardaí say she received a broken nose and many bruises in the assault.

The woman was brought by ambulance to Wexford General Hospital and later transferred to Waterford University Hospital.

An incident room has been set up at Wexford Garda Station and investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to the assault.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact 053-9165200.