Gardaí  are investigating after a man in his 60s was assaulted outside his home in Duleek yesterday morning.

It happened in the Downstown area of Duleek shortly after 8.30 am on Monday.

A number of men wearing balaclavas attacked the man as he reversed his jeep out of his garage.

They fled the scene empty handed, leaving the man with injuries which are not thought to be serious.

No arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 801 06 00.