A woman is being treated in hospital after being assaulted by a number of men near Palmerstown yesterday.
Gardaí are appealing for information into the assault and some incidents of dangerous driving moments before.
Firstly, shortly after 4 o'clock on the N4 near Palmerstown, there were a number of incidents of dangerous driving involving two white vans, which led to both vehicles being damaged.
Soon afterwards, an occupant of one of these vans, a woman in her 30s, was assaulted by a number of men at a nearby shop.
She was taken to St James Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to either the dangerous driving or the assault to contact them.
A garda spokesperson says: "Gardaí in Ballyfermot are investigating all the circumstances of a number of incidents that occurred in the Dublin 20 area on the afternoon of Thursday 9th November 2023.
"It's reported that shortly before 4:20pm, a number of incidents, including dangerous driving, involving a white flatbed van and a second white van (a Volkswagen Caddy), occurred on the N4 in Palmerstown, causing extensive damage to both vehicles.
"An occupant of one of these vehicles, a woman in her 30s, was then assaulted by a number of males at a retail premises nearby a short time later.
"She was taken to St James's Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
"Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to either of these incidents to come forward.
"In particular, Gardaí are appealing to any road users travelling on the N4 in Palmerstown between 4pm and 4:30pm who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) to make this available to them.
"Any persons who observed the movements of a white flatbed van and a white Volkswagen Caddy van are also asked to come forward.
"Gardaí are also looking to speak to any person who observed a silver Nissan jeep driving dangerously between 4pm and 4:30pm yesterday, Thursday 9th November 2023, on the N4 in the vicinity of Palmerstown.
"Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ballyfermot Garda station on 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station."