Appeal for witnesses after three thugs punch, kick and slash young mother in random attack in Balbriggan – – Our News, Your Views

Appeal for witnesses after three thugs punch, kick and slash young mother in random attack in Balbriggan

A young mother managed to dodge a knife from slashing her neck and face when she was attacked by three men when she was out walking through the GAA carpark in Balbriggan. She was allegedly attacked from behind around 6pm last Friday night. She frantically kicked and punched until they fled the scene of the attack.

30 year old Emma Hanrahan described the frightnening attack in detail to Dublin Live:
“I had my earphones in so I didn’t hear them coming until I got a thump to the back of my head and was pushed face down to the ground,” she said.
“I saw feet and then felt pain in my leg where they cut me. I just started punching and kicking as hard as I could and I managed to knock one to the ground.
I saw the weapon, which I reckon was a knife, coming at my face and neck but thankfully, I managed to get my hands up in time and the thickness of my jacket sleeve took the cuts.

“They were just laughing all the time and when I kicked one of them to the ground, the other said Run Blood or some kind of gang slang to them. They were only kids. Maybe 17 or 18 years old or even younger and were covered up well”.
“I don’t think they wanted to rob me because I had my phone, €20 and cigarettes in my pockets but they didn’t even look for anything says Emma.
“My lip is busted and there was a lot of blood. The back of my ear was cut, I’ve bruises everywhere as I got kicked to the side of my head and face and I’ve a cut to my leg from the blade. I’m just blessed that I was wearing such a thick jacket that took the other stabs.

Luckily, an elderly gentleman came to her rescue, having heard screams, he also called the Gardai. Emma wishes to thank this gentleman for his timely intervention.

According to Dublin Live, a garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault which occurred on the Bath Road in Balbriggan, Co.Dublin on Friday 15th January 2021 at approximately 6.30 pm. Gardai investigations are ongoing and anyone with any further information can contact Balbriggan Garda station at (01) 8020510.”

No arrests have been made and no descriptions of Emma’s alleged attackers have been released with many on social media speculating as to why that might be.

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