Man is kidnapped on Dublin street

Garda van
Image caption Gardai said they are very concerned about the man

Police in Dublin have said they are very concerned about a man attacked and kidnapped in the city on Thursday.

The victim, a single man from Blanchardstown, was chased and assaulted by a number of men on Russell Avenue in East Wall at about 16:45 BST.

He was bundled into a car and driven away and has not been seen since.

It is understood he may have been attacked because he owes money to a criminal.

Detectives have appealed for information about a Dublin-registered 2005 black Volkswagen with tinted windows and spoked wheels used to take the man away.

The car had a spider motif on the back window.

A forensic examination identified blood at the scene and detectives have been carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area and examining CCTV footage.