A man is in a serious condition in hospital after an assault in the Ballynanty area of Limerick overnight.

The man was found with serious injuries on the footpath at Cosgrave Park in Moyross.

Gardaí believe the incident happened at Monabraher Road in Ballynanty.

The man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where his condition is understood to be serious but stable.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who were in the Monabraher Road, Ballynanty, or Cosgrave Park, Moyross areas between 3.15am and 4am to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayorstone Garda Station on 061 456980, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.