GARDAI ARE on the hunt for two men who are wanted by investigators following a shocking attack at a house in Dublin late last night.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information related to a break-in and assault at a property in Merton Park at around 11:30pm on Sunday, November 22.
Two assailants are thought to have entered a home in the area before assaulting those inside and fleeing in a white van.
The two victims, described only as a man and a woman, suffered injuries serious enough to be taken to St James’ Hospital for treatment.
Gardai are urging witnesses who may have been in the surrounding area between 11:15pm and 11:45pm to come forward.
They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the van involved or any motorists who may have dashcam footage of the vehicle in question.
The getaway vehicle has been described as a white Ford Transit Connect van, partial registration 06D, with a roof rack, which they suspect was in the Dublin 8 area between 10.30pm and midnight.
A garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí in Kevin Street are appealing for witnesses in relation to an incident of aggravated burglary that occurred in Merton Park, Dublin 8, at approximately 11:30pm, 21st November 2020.
"Two armed males entered the house in Merton Park and assaulted the occupants before leaving the scene in a white van. A man and woman were taken to St James’ Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
"Witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of Merton Park, Dublin 8 between 23.15hrs and 23.45 hrs on 21st November 2020 are now being sought.
"Investigating Gardaí would also like to speak to any persons who may have dashcam footage and who were in the area around Merton Park commonly referred to as the "Tenters” and may have seen a small white Ford Transit Connect van, partial registration 06D, with a roof rack in the Dublin 8 area, between 22.30hrs and midnight on 21st of November 2020.
"Anyone with information can contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111."