Woman (18) found seriously injured following brutal assault
An investigation has been launched after a teenage girl (18) was discovered seriously injured on a footpath outside a Co Kildare estate.
The incident took place on Sunday evening shortly before 8.30pm.
The girl was found outside the entrance of the Moyglare Abbey Estate, Maynooth after being seriously assaulted.
She suffered a broken jaw, broken nose and broken eye sockets in the attack.
She received medical assistance at the scene before being taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown.
The area has been preserved for a technical examination.
No arrests have been made.
The victim is understood to be originally from Co Monaghan.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who were in the vicinity of Maynooth Village/Moyglare Abbey Estate between 7.30pm and 9.15pm last night, Sunday 20th November 2016, to contact them at Leixlip Garda Station on 01 6667800, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.