The incident happened at around 11:45pm last night

Gardaí in Kildare are investigating the alleged assault of a young girl in the town last night.

It's understood the incident happened at around 11:45pm in the Skirteen area of Monasterevin.

Gardaí could not release details of the victims age, but confirmed she is a juvenile and further details of the incident could not be released for operational reasons.

They are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at Monasterevin Garda Station on 045-525322.