Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an assault of a man in Wicklow on Tuesday morning, which has left him in a critical condition.

At around 2.30am in the Ashfield estate in Arklow, a man in his 40s was discovered with wounds to his head.

He was taken to St Vincent's Hospital to be treated for his injuries, before being later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where his condition is described as critical.

Gardaí are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area between 12.30am and 2:30am on Tuesday morning, who may have witnessed anything to come forward.

They are particularly keen that anyone who may have camera footage from this area at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Arklow Garda Station on 0402 32304.