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Attempted Murder Appeal, Donaghmede on the 7/4/11

The Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are Investigating the attempted murder of Violet Quigley at her home, at Donaghmede Park, Donaghmede, on the 7 April 2011.

On the evening in question, just after 11:45 pm Violet was in bed in her home when she was awoken by a noise.  When she looked up she saw a man standing in her bedroom. During the incident Violet became the victim of a serious assault and received life threatening injuries.

Description of male suspect:

  • wearing a hoody, which had black and white squares on it, with what appeared to be writing in the squares 
  • The hood was up
  • Possibly wearing black jeans
  • Slim build
  • Carrying a silver hammer

The suspect fled and Violet managed to make it to the front bedroom of her house and alerted neighbours who came to her assistance and contacted Gardaí. There was no sign of forced entry to her home. 

Garda Appeal: 

  • When this incident occurred 11 years ago, it received a considerable amount of media attention at the time and since. Unfortunately, the investigation continues as the case remains unsolved. Due to its serious nature, we continue to appeal to anyone who was in the Donaghmede Park Area on the night of 7 April 2011 into the early hours of the 8 April 2011. Did you see suspicious activity? We are also particularly appealing to anyone who for whatever reason did not come forward with information previously, to do so now.
  • We believe the suspect may have had a large amount of blood stains on his clothing. Did you see anyone at the time in the Donaghmede area after this incident or anywhere else perhaps making his way home with their clothing stained?
  • Do you have information in relation to this serious crime, if you do Gardaí are urging you to contact them and do the right thing. Indeed there may now be individuals that have information and due to the passage of time, loyalties or relationships may have changed and you may feel that you are may now be better placed to do what is right and assist Violet and the investigation.

Coolock Garda Station, investigating: 01 6664200