Gardaí in Co Donegal have appealed for the public's help in their investigation into two separate serious assaults in Letterkenny.

Both incidents happened in the early hours of Saturday 22 December in the vicinity of the Church Lane or Castle Street areas.

A man in his 20s and a man in his 30s received serious but non-life threatening injuries and both required hospital treatment.

One of the men had apparent stabs wound injuries.

It is believed that both incidents may be linked.

Gardaí appealed to anyone in the vicinity of Church Lane, Castle Street, College Road, St Eunan’s College or entrance to Hawthorn Heights between 3.30am and 5am on 22 December, and who noticed anything suspicious, to contact them.

They also appealed to motorists or taxi drivers in the area at that time with dash camera footage to contact gardaí.