Gang demand money off couple before hospitalising pair in violent attack
A young couple were taken to hospital with serious injuries after they were set upon by a group of men before being violently attacked.
The pair were walking on a footpath near the Tramore Road in Waterford, in the early hours of Sunday morning, when they were stopped by up to four men who demanded cash.
Local councillor John Hearne told Independent.ie that the muggers then turned violent before launching an attack.
"The girl was knocked out and has to attend hospital in Cork with a suspected broken jaw, while her boyfriend was repeatedly kicked in the head until he passed out and his eyeball bled."
The attack happened near the Tramore road in Waterford city (Image via Google Maps)
The Sinn Féin politician said that the couple were robbed and "left unconscious on the ground".
The man's wallet was taken during the ordeal, while the attackers also fled with the woman's bank card.
The young couple, who asked not to be identified, are continuing to receive treatment.
A garda spokesman confirmed that the authorities are investigating an assault which took place between 5am and 6am on May 14, near the Tramore Road in Waterford city.
He confirmed that the couple were taken to hospital and subsequently released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterford garda station on 051 305300 or the garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.