Gardaí in Portlaoise are investigating an incident of assault and False Imprisonment that happened in Laois early this morning when a man was attacked and locked into his car boot.
The victim was a member of the security personal employed at the Irish Rail compound in the Kilbricken, Mounrath area of Laois, and the assault occurred at 5am when the victim who arrived for work was approached by a number of men who assaulted him and locked him into his car boot before they made good their escape.
The compound is in a rural area and the assailants left the area in a vehicle.
Gardaí believe that there were at least three male attackers.
Anyone who may have witnessed unusual activity in the vicinity are asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8674100 or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.