He is in a serious condition in hospital.

A man suffered burn injuries and is in a serious condition following an aggravated burglary in Co. Cork this morning.

The 23-year-old was reportedly doused in petrol before being set alight, according to RTE.

Gardai say three people entered a house in Lotamore shortly before 4am armed with a metal object, and assaulted the occupant.

An incident room has been set up at Mayfield Garda Station and gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident to contact them on 021-4558510.

No arrests have yet been made.