Sunday 25 February 2018

Gardai arrest woman (21) after Aoife Flood’s nose bitten off in horror attack

Aoife Flood: attacked as she left a Dublin city-centre pub
Aoife Flood: attacked as she left a Dublin city-centre pub

Tom Brady and reporters

GARDAI investigating a horrific attack in which a young woman’s nose was bitten off, this morning arrested a woman in connection with the matter.

The 21-year-old woman is being held at Pearse Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

After a big public response gardai opened several new lines of inquiry.

Officers said they were pleased with progress in their inquiries into the assault outside a pub near Tara Street railway station in Dublin in the early hours of Sunday.

Aoife Flood (23), pictured, from Blanchardstown in west Dublin, is recovering in hospital from surgery on her face.

Detectives have been trying to trace any taxi driver, who could have picked up the attacker and her friend around 2.45am in the Georges Quay-Burgh Quay area. She had targeted Ms Flood inside a pub for no apparent reason.

She then assaulted Ms Flood and three others outside before she fled with her friend.

The woman sought by gardai at Pearse Street had been described as 5ft 3ins, slim, with long black hair and wearing a white T-shirt and black jeans.

Irish Independent

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