Woman stabbed in face during street row
A WOMAN was hospitalised after being viciously stabbed in the face in Dublin city centre.
Eye-witnesses said the woman in her 20s was singled out in the attack, kicked and beaten to the ground and then slashed in the face during the assault just after 8pm last night.
The woman was rushed to the Mater Hospital where her condition is said to be serious but not life-threatening.
Passers-by watched in horror as two groups of people became embroiled in a "loud row" at the junction of O'Connell Street and Sackville Place beside Clery's department store.
"There were five or six people, mainly men, and there was a lot of shouting at first and then one man started attacking a woman," the witness said.
"He beat her to the ground and he was kicking her, and it went on for a few minutes before the attacker and others ran away in different directions. It was horrible."
Gardai said the victim was a 24-year-old woman who had regained consciousness after admission to hospital but was being treated for multiple injuries.