Two men are being held by gardaí following an attempted taxi hi-jacking in Co Meath at 4am this morning.
Two men in their twenties flagged down a taxi on the Fairyhouse Road. The driver was returning home from Dublin.
The men attempted to commandeer the vehicle and seriously assaulted the driver.
Another taxi driver who was passing saw the incident and came to the driver's aid. The attackers then fled the scene.
Later, two men were detained by Gardaí, and they are now being held at Ashbourne Garda station.