Two teenagers are currently receiving hospital treatment following a serious attack that occurred in Dublin last night.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:30pm at a chip shop in East Wall where two 16-year-old boys were attacked by a group of youths.
Both teenagers were beaten and kicked by the group, with one of the boys sustaining a superficial stab wound to his chest.
The group of attackers fled the scene on bicycles.
Both teenagers were taken to the Mater Hospital to receive treatment for their injuries that are understood to be non-life-threatening.
The scene was preserved for a forensic examination to take place, with gardaí trying to establish the circumstances surrounding the attack to see if the boys were known to the group of attackers.
Gardaí are urgently appealing for witnesses to contact them.
If you have any information in relation to the incident, you are asked to contact Store Street Garda Station at 01 666 8002.