Gardaí in Dublin have issued a statement containing some information surrounding the brutal attack on a 18 year old student from Co Monaghan.
The horrific attack which occurred at Moyglare Abbey estate, Maynooth, on Sunday approximately 8.30pm, led to the student being left in intensive care in hospital after she suffered severe head and facial injuries.
Gardaí say they believe the university student’s attacker may have fled with visible marks on his clothing or body, and may have encountered the public a short time after the attack.
Speaking to reporters Garda Superintendent Gerry Wall, issued an appeal to the public for help in their investigation. Mr Wall also revealed the name of the 18-year-old victim as Kym Owens from Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.
Mr Wall said: “The attacker may have been “in an agitated state” and it was possible someone in the Maynooth area encountered someone with marks of their clothing.”
“It was “very, very possible” that the unknown attacker or attackers could have travelled on the same bus as Kym into Maynooth on Sunday night and gardai were keeping all possibilities open regarding the assailant.”
Supt Wall further explained: “Kym remains in “a serious condition” in the intensive care unit of Blanchardstown Hospital today and her parents have asked for their privacy to be respected.” “She is receiving magnificent care.”
“We appeal to the public…their information is vital, however trivial it seems, as it could be the vital link.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the garda incident room at 01-6667800.