Gardaí are investigating an attack on a man in Co. Meath this morning with what is believed to have been a machete.
The assault on a pedestrian happened in Ashbourne at around 11.20am by a man carrying a weapon.
The victim in his 20s was taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect fled in a silver Golf in the direction of Dublin.
No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.