Hunt for vicious assailants after young woman’s nose bitten off in attack
A YOUNG woman was undergoing surgery today after a portion of her nose was bitten off by another woman in an attack in Dublin.
Gardai have appealed for help in tracking down two women believed to have been behind the vicious street attack.
The brutal incident happened outside a pub close to Tara Street train station in Dublin city centre at about 2.45am on Sunday morning. The young victim, named only as Aoife, was seriously hurt.
Aoife, in her 20s, was in a pub on Tara Street before the alleged incident happened. Her father Michael yesterday told RTE's 'Liveline' programme: "My daughter was attacked by another girl, she grabbed her by the neck first.
"My daughter gave her a punch and then she got back at my daughter again, got her on the ground and bit half of her nostril off."
A garda spokesman said last night that a woman in her 20s, suffered serious facial injuries during a disturbance involving a number of women.
The first woman gardai want to speak to is about 5ft 3in, of slim build, with long black hair. She was wearing a white T-shirt and black jeans. She was accompanied by a slightly taller and heavier woman with her hair in a bun. She was wearing a black cardigan and purple top.
Both women left the scene on foot and may have been picked up by a taxi.
Anyone with information should telephone Pearse Street garda station at 01-6669000, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.