Garda have set up an incident room and are appealing for witnesses folowing a

Man attacked and set alight in Mayfield

Gardaí have launched an investigation following a shocking incident which occurred overnight when a man was brutally attacked and then set alight at a house in Cork.

Shortly before 4am gardaí were alerted to an aggravated burglary which took place at a house in the Lotamore area of Mayfield.

According to gardaí: “Three men entered the house, armed with a metal object, and assaulted the occupant, a man in his 20s. He was taken to Cork University Hospital after suffering apparent burn injuries. His condition is believed to be serious. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.”

The man was reportedly assaulted with a machete and iron bars, before being doused with petrol and set alight. He was rushed to Cork University Hospital where his condition is believed to be critical.  

Gardaí have sealed off the scene for a technical examination.

An incident room has been set up in Mayfield Garda Station and gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 021-4558510.