A MUM was left blood-soaked with a gaping hole in her head after being attacked in the street with a hammer, according to reports. She had just stepped out of a fast food restaurant when a man leapt from a car and viciously battered her.
Witnesses described the horrifying scene as she tried to defend herself as blows from the claw hammer rained down. The savage assailant then stood on her head before hopping back into the motor and speeding off from the scene.
Gory pictures captured the aftermath of the merciless assault on James Street in Dublin on Friday. An eye witness described how the woman was leaving a chip shop when a dark coloured car pulled up and a man jumped out from the passenger seat.
They told the Irish Sunday Mirror:”He ran at the woman and swung what looked like a small claw hammer two or three times until he made contact, her hands were raised. “She then fell to the ground where the man tried to kick but missed, so he stood on her head two times and jumped back into the car. They then drove off.”
The woman was treated by a Lifeline First Response team who happened to be driving past. Irish police were in the area and called for an ambulance which arrived in half an hour. It seems the victim and the hammer wielding assailant were known to each other as she called after him as he sped off.
Another witness told Dublin Live that a woman in wheelchair had pointed out the victim to her attacker. They said: “I was coming up from Mount Brown towards the incident and a woman in a wheelchair was flying past me in a rush. “When I got close to observe the victim she had a gaping hole in the left side of her head above her ear.
“The First Response guys were wrapping the wound but the woman seemed highly disorientated and calling the name of her attacker.” A Garda spokesman said they were aware of the incident but had not received any complaints of an assault.
They said: “Enquiries are being made, but no complaint of an assault has been made as of yet.”