Two men have been arrested by Gardaí after a number of incidents in Co Kilkenny on Christmas night.
Gardaí received a report of a tractor being taken from farmland in the Ballygurteen area of Paulstown at around 8pm on Sunday.
The tractor was involved in a single vehicle road crash a short time later.
In a separate incident in the Ballygurteen area, a man aged in his 50s suffered head injuries when he was assaulted by a number of people following an attempted car-jacking.
The man was taken to St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
In a third incident - also in Ballygurteen - a man was found unconscious with head injuries.
The man, aged in his 60s, was taken to St Luke's Hospital where his injuries are described as serious.
Two men, both aged in their early 30s, have been arrested in relation to these incidents.
They are being held at Thomastown and Kilkenny Garda stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
Officers say investigations are ongoing.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information that can assist with this investigation to come forward.
Any road users who were in the Ballygurteen/Paulstown area of Kilkenny between 8pm and 11pm on December 25th, and who may have camera footage, is asked to make this available to Gardaí.
Anyone with any information can contact Thomastown Garda station on 056-775-4150, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.