A MAN in his 30s is being treated in hospital for facial fractures after being attacked in Dublin city centre.
The victim – a man from the Philippines employed in a city hotel – was walking home from work on Fishamble Street outside Christ Church at around 2am this morning when he was savagely assaulted and robbed.
Sources say it appears the man may have been punched to the ground and kicked, and possibly assaulted with a weapon.
A taxi driver who saw the victim staggering along the street with obvious injuries came to his aid and raised the alarm.
The victim was taken to St James's Hospital where his injures are described as serious but not life-threatening.
The scene of the attack was sealed off by gardai pending a formal forensic examination by members of the garda technical bureau.
Garda tape stretched from the railings of Christ Church to the perimeter wall of the Dublin City Council offices, and a cobbled laneway between the two buildings was also sealed off.
No arrests were made in the immediate aftermath of the attack, and gardai at Kevin Street are examining CCTV footage from the area in a bid to progress the investigation.
They are seeking help from any witnesses.