Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said: “We understand that the man was abducted from his home in Derrylin in Fermanagh at around 6.40 pm yesterday evening (Tuesday 17 September).
“He was seriously assaulted before being left at the side of the road at Drumcoughill, Cornafean, Co Cavan.
“He was discovered by local residents just before 9pm and was brought to hospital with serious injuries to his face and leg.
“This was a horrific attack and we are liaising with our colleagues at An Garda Síochána.
“Our inquiries are at a very early stage and at this time, I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed a black saloon Audi being driven in the Derrylin, Fermanagh / Swanlinbar, Cavan areas to contact us or our Gardaí colleagues.”
Anyone with any information that may assist us with our inquiries should contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1748 of 17/09/19.
Alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.