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Appeal for witnesses after woman 'kicked in face' by man 'with American accent'

The incident happened in the Henry Street area of Limerick in the early hours of last Monday morning.

henry Henry Street, Limerick Source: Google Maps

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for witnesses to an attack on a woman in Limerick city to come forward.

The young woman was “kicked into the face” by a man with an American accent in the early hours of Monday, 21 August.

Appealing for witnesses, a garda spokeswoman said: “The assault happened between 3.30am and 4am in the Upper Henry Street area. A young female was kicked into the face receiving injuries to her nose and lip.”

“This assault was conducted by a male with an American accent,” they added.

Gardaí at Henry Street are looking for any witnesses and can be contacted on 061 212400.

Limerick Metropolitan Mayor, Sean Lynch, appealed for “anyone with information to come forward and help gardaí”.

“I don’t want these things happening on my watch. I wish the woman a speedy recovery, I’m thinking of her,” he said.

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Lynch, a retired Limerick detective who was part of the force that fought serious crime gangs in the city in the 1990s and mid-2000s, added: “Thankfully this is not something we come across on a regular basis.”

“It’s rare and we don’t want it in our city.”

Limerick is a great place; it’s a safe city and is in a very good place at the moment. That’s the way I want it to stay.

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