Gardai arrest two teens in connection with brutal Paddy's Day attack caught on film

Brutal: The man is knocked out by the force of the kick
Brutal: The man is knocked out by the force of the kick

Gardai have arrested two teenagers in connection with a vicious assault on St Patrick's Day.

The horrific attack - caught on film (below) - shows a number of youths assaulting an individual in Dublin city centre. The clip was received with widespread shock and anger when it surfaced on Tuesday. 

Two teenagers, one aged 16 and the other 17, were today arrested in Dublin 2 by investigating police. 

In the video, a Brazilian student is knocked unconscious by a brutal kick in the face as he seemingly walks in the parade. 

The heartless thugs quickly abandon the scene as shocked bystanders come to the victim's aid. 

Friends of the teenagers boasted about the attack on social media sites, and one said: "That was one of the best knockouts I've ever seen, Ronaldo couldn't kick like that."

The unprovoked attack happened on Aston Quay at around 4.15pm on St Patrick's Day.

The victim was today at home recovering from the ordeal and is said to be very shaken up.

He was transferred to St James' Hospital following the assault and discharged the next day. 

The teens are currently being detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Pearse Street Garda Station.

Gardai are pleading with anybody who witnessed the attack to contact them at Pearse Street on (01) 6669000, or the confidential line on 1800 666 111.