Gardaí investigating Ballyfermot assault identify chief suspects
Gardaí investigating Ballyfermot attack have identified chief suspects.
17-year-old Alanna Quinn Idris and her friend Louis were violently attacked on December 30th.
She suffered a shattered tooth, broken bones in her cheek and eye socket, and a ruptured eyeball. There is a 90% chance she won't regain sight in her eye.
The attack occurred outside the Civic Centre in Ballyfermot shortly before 10 pm last Thursday.
According to The Irish Times, arrests will be made in the coming days.
Garda sources revealed that suspects were recently identified. They have also found CCTV evidence that identifies the youths who attacked Alanna and her friend Louis.
The news comes after Alanna's family revealed plans to move out of their Ballyfermot home.
Alanna's heartbroken mum said she no longer feels safe living there because of the harrowing attack.
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Her mum wrote on GoFundMe, "We as a family have unfortunately decided that relocating to a different area might be the best option for us.
She explained, "We will feel safer.
"It breaks my heart to potentially leave our home and the area I have lived in all my life.
"But I will never be comfortable letting my children out to socialise in this area again.
"We cannot live like that. A fresh start is what we need," the mum added.
Ballyfermot Civic Centre is due to host a vigil in honour of 17-year-old Alanna Quinn Idris on Saturday, January 8th.
The event will begin at 11am on Saturday at the Ballyfermot Civic Centre.