A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital after a suspected assault in Dundalk.

The man was discovered on Hoey's Lane with apparent minor burns to his body and clothing at around 8.45pm yesterday.

He was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

His injuries are not life-threatening.

The scene is currently preserved for forensic examination and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station 042-9388400 or the Garda Confidential Line.