Sunday 25 February 2018

'He kicked the living daylights out of her' - Gardai hunt man who viciously assaulted woman on way home from Christmas party

Amy Hayes (27) (inset) was violently attacked on George's Street, Co Wexford
Amy Hayes (27) (inset) was violently attacked on George's Street, Co Wexford
Amy Hayes who was brutally assaulted on her way from from a Christmas night out.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Gardai are appealing for information after a young woman was viciously assaulted on her way home from a Christmas party.

Amy Hayes (27), who works in retail, was on her way home from a company Christmas night out when she was violently attacked on George's Street, Co Wexford in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Amy Hayes who was brutally assaulted on her way from from a Christmas night out.
Amy Hayes who was brutally assaulted on her way from from a Christmas night out.

Ms Hayes sustained extensive bruising injuries to her body and broken bones in her face after being violently kicked and punched by her attacker in the vicious unprovoked assault.

The assault took place at approximately 3am near Abbey Court on George's Street.

Ms Hayes' sister Gillian told the Wexford People that her sister fought for her life.

"She fought back so hard," said her sister Gillian who outlined the Hayes' family's shock and upset at the incident. "He kicked the living daylights out of her. The fight in her saved her life.

"This was an unprovoked attack with excessive violence. No personal belongings were taken," said Gillian. "She is bruised from head to toe and she has broken bones under her nose. It's the brutality of it."

According to the Wexford People, a woman living in Abbey Court heard Ms Hayes screaming and turned on the light in her apartment before going onto her balcony. The woman screamed at the man to stop and he ran off. She then rang the gardaí.

Ms Hayes was brought by ambulance to Wexford General Hospital and transferred later that day to Waterford University Hospital.

An incident room has been set up at Wexford Garda Station and investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to the assault. Anyone who has information should telephone 053 9165200.

"The young woman was attacked from behind by a male who proceeded to punch and kick her. He was disturbed by a resident who heard her screams," said a garda spokesman.

Gillian Hayes appealed to anyone who saw anything suspicious or who may have seen Ms Hayes walking home to contact the gardai.

"We urge anyone who may have witnessed anything or heard anything to reach out to us due to the seriousness of this assault.

"The attacker is still at large so we would warn anyone walking home alone to beware."

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