Gardai appeal for witnesses to attack on young mum in north Dublin

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Gardai are appealing for witnesses to an assault that saw a young mum assaulted and sliced with a blade by a gang of teenagers in Balbriggan.

Emma Hanrahan was attacked by the three male teens when she was walking through the GAA carpark last Friday at around 6pm.

Her leg was sliced in the attack which could have been a lot worse had she not frantically kicked and punched to keep the blade away from her face.

Now gardai are asking anyone who may have been in the Bath Road area last Friday between 6pm and 6.20pm to get in touch to help with the investigation.

A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in connection with an alleged assault which occurred on the Bath Road in Balbriggan, Co.Dublin on Friday 15th January 2021 at approximately 6.10pm.

A woman, aged in her 20s, was walking through a tunnel which is adjacent to a sports pitch in the area, when she was approached from behind by three male youths.

She was pushed to the ground and kicked a number of times. One of the males is believed to have used a blade during the incident, cutting through some of the woman’s clothing and inflicting a minor wound on her leg.

No arrests have been made and investigations ongoing.

Gardaí are asking for anyone who may have information and who was in the Bath Road area of Balbriggan between 6pm – 6.20pm to contact Balbriggan Garda Station 01 802 0510 , The Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Source: Dublin News