Two men have received serious injuries in what Gardaí have cited as a ‘serious assault’ on the grounds of Wheatfield Prison today.
Officers have revealed that a number of males attacked the two men shortly before 3 pm today.
The injured men, in their 20s and 40s, were rushed to Tallaght University Hospital with serious injuries.
Shortly after, a car with a number of people inside the vehicle was stopped by Gardaí on the Kennelsfort Road and a number of arrests were made.
All the people arrested have been detained in Dublin Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The vehicle involved has been taken away for technical examination.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone travelling in both directions on Cloverhill Road, between 2.30pm and 3.15pm to come forward.
They are also appealing to road users with camera footage (including dashcam) to make it available to investigators at the incident room at Lucan Garda Station.