Monday 18 December 2017

Pat Spillane's daughter describes her terror following random street assault in Cork

Cara is the lead hostess in the newly opened Savoy club.
Cara is the lead hostess in the newly opened Savoy club.
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

THE daughter of GAA pundit Pat Spillane has said she is particularly careful about getting home safely following a terrifying attack last year.

Cara Spillane was victim of a random indecent assault on the street late last year.

The beautiful blonde revealed that she was attacked in Cork while walking with her boyfriend in December last year.

Cara said that a man approached her, grabbed her breast and proceeded to hurl vicious insults at her.

The law and Irish student, who is also signed to Assets model agency, said that the incident happened at Christmas and she immediately reported it to gardai.

Although she can't comment any further on the incident as it is before the courts, she said that she always makes sure she has a plan to get home safely.

"My boyfriend makes sure that I always get a taxi home. When I am in that line of work in, that friendliness could sometimes continue outside," she told the Herald.

"So I am always going to be careful to get a cab.

"Especially with what happened to Jill Meagher in Australia, I'm more aware that I have to be careful," she said.

Meanwhile, her father was struck by irate Donegal fans outside Croke Park after this year’s All Ireland semi-final against Cork.

Cara, who is in her final year of studies at UCC, was headhunted as the lead hostess in the newly opened Savoy club.

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