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Attempted Murder of Violet Quigley in Donaghmede on the 7/4/11

Crimestoppers appeal

The Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the attempted murder of Violet Quigley who was viciously attacked in her home on the 7th April 2011.

Just after 11.45pm on Thursday, the 7th April 2011 Violet was in bed in her home in Donaghmede Park, she woke up when she heard a noise in the house.  When she looked up she saw a man standing in her bedroom.  Violet was viciously attacked in her bed and received serious life threatening injuries.  The attacker fled and Violet managed to make it to the front bedroom of her house and alerted her neighbours who contacted the Gardaí.  There was no sign of forced entry in her home.

Thirty six hours earlier, at midday on Wednesday, the 6th April two men were seen going into Violet’s house through the front door.  The two men were seen on a neighbour’s wall making their escape.  They got into a black Opel Safira car which was parked on Donaghmede Road.


• Anyone who was in the Donaghmede Park area on the night of the 7th April into the early hours of the 8th April and may have seen suspicious activity

• The culprit would have had a large amount of blood stains on his clothing, did you see Violet’s attacker in the Donaghmede or surrounding area after this attack?

• Anyone with information in relation to this horrific crime to come forward and assist Gardaí to progress this investigation.

 Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating                         Telephone 01 6664200