Investigation launched into unprovoked attack on young woman

Gardaí in Co Wexford are currently investigating a vicious assault on a young woman which left her with extensive injuries, including broken bones.

The assault occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning when 27-year-old Amy Hayes was making her way home from her work Christmas party.

It is understood that Amy was approached from behind by a man on George’s Street who then violently assaulted her.

Confirming the incident, a Garda spokesperson said: “The young woman was attacked from behind by a male who proceeded to punch and kick her. He was disturbed by a resident who heard her screams.”

Speaking to The Wexford People, Amy’s sister elaborated on the ferocity of the attack, saying: “He kicked the living daylights out of her.”

“This was an unprovoked attack with excessive violence. No personal belongings were taken,” Gillian confirmed. “She is bruised from head to toe and she has broken bones under her nose. It’s the brutality of it

Amy was taken to Wexford General Hospital before being taken to Waterford University Hospital.