Gardaí are appealing for people on social media to stop sharing footage of an apparent assault on a teenager in Meath.
It happened in Navan on Monday at around 2.30pm.
Footage online appears to show a teenage boy being kicked and punched by a number of young people.
The boy presented himself to Drogheda Hospital where he was treated for a number of injuries to his face.
In a statement Gardaí said, "Gardaí are investigating an assault which occurred in the Navan area of Co. Meath on Monday, 15th May 2023 at approximately 2.30pm.
"A male juvenile, later attended Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where he received treatment for serious facial injuries.
"An Garda Síochána is aware of a video circulating on social media of this incident and out of respect for the victim in this case we would request that people refrain from sharing this video.
"An Garda Síochána is appealing to any person with information on the assault to contact Navan Garda Station at 046 9079930.