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12th May 2023

Woman punched in the face during evening jog in Limerick

Kat O'Connor

garda, limerick

Gardaí in Limerick have launched an investigation after a woman was punched in the face while out jogging.

The woman, aged in her 20s, was stunned when two young males on e-scooters attacked her.

The incident happened in Rhebogue, Limerick on the evening of May 3rd.

The woman was jogging along the popular Richmond Rugby Club canal route.

It is believed the men who attacked the woman were around 12 to 14 years old.

The woman was stunned following the attack but managed to contact Gardaí following the assault.

A source told The Irish Mirror that the woman managed to defend herself by putting her hands out. She managed to “brush off” one of the young men, but they continued to verbally attack her.

“She instinctively put her hands out and brushed off one of the youths. He continued but stopped, dropped his scooter and verbally abused her as he was walking back to her.

“She said that she did not see them but he roared more abuse and punched her into the side of her face.

A Garda spokesperson told, “Gardaí received a report of an incident of assault that occurred at approximately 6:25 pm on the 3rd of May 2022 in the Rhebogue, Co. Limerick.”

“A woman aged in her 20s received non-life threatening injuries that did not require medical treatment.”

No arrests have been made, but Gardaí confirmed investigations are ongoing.


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