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vicious assault Gardai hunt for two masked men after 'horrific' attack on woman in Donegal

The woman received medical treatment for her injuries and shock.

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Gardai are hunting for two masked men who viciously attacked a woman in Co Donegal.

The woman was punched in the stomach and the head as she walked down Rosemount Lane in Letterkenny in broad daylight.

The men, who were both wearing masks or balaclavas, walked past the woman and suddenly set upon her.

The men then fled in the direction of Pearse Road.

The terrifying incident happened between 4.30pm and 5.15pm on Tuesday, March 16th.

The victim managed to make her way home and the Gardai were contacted.

The woman later received medical treatment for her injuries and shock.

Gardai are now trawling through CCTV around the centre of the town where the attack happened in a bid to identify the attackers.

A spokesperson said: “This was a cowardly and horrific attack on an innocent woman simply walking down the town.

“She received minor injuries but she was very traumatised by the nature of the attack.

“We would appeal to anybody who was in the area at the time and remember this was the day before Saint Patrick’s Day to contact us.

“We are going through extensive CCTV footage from the area in a bid to identify these two men.”

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