Woman slashed in bottle attack
A YOUNG woman had to undergo surgery in hospital yesterday after she was slashed in the face with a bottle in an unprovoked attack.
The attack happened in the Kilmacoo Lane area of Athlone, Co Westmeath, at about 2.30am yesterday.
The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was with her boyfriend when three men attacked her. She suffered facial injuries when she was hit over the eye with a bottle. Her boyfriend was not injured in the incident.
She was rushed to Portiuncula Hospital in Galway and later transferred to University College Hospital Galway.
Three men were arrested by gardai. They were later released without charge and a file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.