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Assault victim set for surgery after part of her nose is bitten off

The 23-year-old woman will have surgery at St James’s Hospital after being attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The junction of George's Quay and Tara St, where the assault occurred on Sunday morning.
The junction of George's Quay and Tara St, where the assault occurred on Sunday morning.
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A 23-YEAR-OLD woman is to undergo surgery this morning to address serious facial injuries – after part of her nose was bitten off in an assault in central Dublin over the weekend.

The woman was attacked during a disturbance at around 2:45am on Sunday morning at George’s Quay, close to Tara Street train station in the city centre.

Gardaí are seeking two women in connection with the incident – one of slim build, around 5’3″ in height with long black hair who was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, the other slightly taller and heavier in build with her hair tied up in a bun and a black cardigan.

Speaking on yesterday’s Liveline, the victim’s father confirmed that the attack – which he claimed was unprovoked – had result in ”part of her nostril” being bitten off.

The attacker had “bit it [her nostril] through”, he said, leaving his daughter “pumping blood”.

“What animal would do that? That is disgusting, for another girl to do it to a girl,” the father said. “People shouldn’t have to think about that when they’re going out to enjoy themselves.”

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The victim is being treated at St James’s Hospital, which she is due to undergo later this morning.

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