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Brutal assault Gardaí arrest male youth in connection with violent attack on woman in Cork city

Gardaí obtained CCTV footage of the suspect following the woman. It is believed she was then beaten before two passerbys intervened

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Evergreen Street. Photo: Google

Evergreen Street. Photo: Google

Evergreen Street. Photo: Google

A youth has been arrested in connection with a violent attack on a woman in Cork city.

The attack took place in the Evergreen Street area shortly before 11.30pm on Saturday January 29th.

Gardaí obtained CCTV footage of the suspect following the woman before the attack.

It is believed that she was then beaten before two passerbys intervened.

The attacker then fled the scene on foot.

The young woman was rushed to Cork University Hospital after being left injured in the brutal attack.

Gardaí arrested the suspect on Monday February 7th before releasing him without charge.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions who will decide on the next steps in the case.

A Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí arrested a male on Monday, 7th February 2022, in relation to an assault that occurred on Evergreen Street, Co. Cork at approximately 11.30pm on Saturday, 29th January 2022."

"He was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been released without charge."

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