A man is in a serious but stable condition after being assaulted in Galway in an incident which was filmed on a mobile phone.
The man is chased by a group of other men including the one filming the attack before he falls to the ground after seemingly being hit in the head.
He then appears to be kicked in the head by one of the assailants while lying on the ground.
It is unclear if parts of the attack were not captured in the video seen by Gript.
The victim can be heard repeatedly crying out in pain and can be seen trying to shield his head.
One of his attackers can be heard repeatedly calling the young man a ‘pussy’.
The assault is reported to have taken place at around 1 am in the vicinity of Ravens Terrace in Galway last Friday.
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the “serious” assault saying , “At approximately 12:55am, a man in his early 20s was seriously assaulted in the Raven’s Terrace area by a group of males.”
“The man was taken to University Hospital Galway where he is currently in a serious but stable condition.”
“Any person who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact Gardaí.”
Separately, Gardaí in Dublin are investigating an incident where a man appears to have been stabbed during an altercation outside a bar which took place on Sunday.
The incident, which was also captured on video, shows a number of men fighting in an outdoor drinking area.
Two of the men can be seen attacking each other with bar stools before another young man intervenes and appears to stab one of the men repeatedly with a knife.
Gardaí told Gript they attended “an incident of assault that occurred at approximately 8:50pm on the 9th of April 2023 on Liffey Street Lower in Dublin City.”
“Two men, both aged in their 30s, were treated for non-life threatening injuries at the scene.”
“No arrests have been made in relation to this incident. Enquiries are ongoing.”