Gardaí are today investigating a serious assault against an 18-year-old woman in Co Kildare last night.
According to emerging reports, the young woman was discovered with serious injuries at the entrance to the Moyglare Abbey estate in Maynooth shortly before 8.30 pm last night.
It has been established that the victim, who is believed to be a first-year student at NUI Maynooth, was taken to James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where she is currently receiving medical treatment.
Gardai have appealed to the public for witnesses, and asked anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the incident between 7.30 and 9.15 last night to come forward.
If you have any information pertaining to the assault, you can contact Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station on 01 6667800, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.