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Serious Assault in Coolock

The Gardaí in Coolock are investigating a serious assault that occurred in Donaghmede Park on Thursday the 7th of April 2011.

At approximately 11.45pm a man entered the home of a woman who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom. The man attacked the woman with a weapon and inflicted serious injury to her. She made several attempts to escape from her attacker who eventually fled from the house. The woman managed to alert neighbours from a bedroom window. She was taken by ambulance to hospital where her condition was described as critical. She underwent surgery and is now in a comfortable condition.

The attacker fled on foot and would have been covered in blood.

A burglary occurred at the home of this woman on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 between 12 midday and 12.30pm. This burglary was carried out by two males. There was no sign of forced entry at the woman’s home.

Description of Man:   5ft 7 inches in height wearing a hoody top.


• Anyone who was in the Donaghmede Park, Donaghmede Road and Donaghmede Avenue before or after the incident who may have witnessed anything suspicious.

• Anyone who may have seen a man matching the description or may have seen a man wearing bloodstained clothes.

• Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the Donaghmede Park area on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 between 12 midday and 12.30pm.

Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6664200