A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the man who was viciously assaulted by two axe wielding thugs in Ashbourne last Thursday.

And already it has exceeded the sum it was initially seeking to raise.

Caroline Byrne who set up the page posted on the site, ‘My name is Caroline my brother Robbie is Mark Tynans best friend as most of you will know mark was viciously attacked while sitting in his car while picking up his daughter by dirty cowards, it’s going to take him weeks if not months to get back on his feet , it would be amazing if we could all help with his medical fees and obviously he will be out of work for a long time , Mark is a very well liked and close family friend and a very good friend to anyone who he meets him always has a kind word for everyone, if we could all come together and show our support it would be greatly appreciated .’

Donations can be made here; https://www.gofundme.com/f/h3bagj-helping-mark?qid=a61a2539563d4de183a62eca5e6ccade

Meanwhile a male in his 20s appeared before Trim district court yesterday in connection with the incident.