Two teenage boys arrested in connection with Alanna Quinn Idris assault
They were arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the brutal assault on Alanna Quinn Idris.
The 17-year-old was violently attacked outside the Civic Center in Ballyfermot on the night of December 30th.
Gardaí arrested two boys from Ballyfermot and Clondalkin in the early hours of the morning.
They are being detained at separate Garda stations.
Gardaí issued a statement following the arrests.
"Gardai from Ballyfermot and Clondalkin have this morning conducted a number of searches and arrested two male adult teenagers in respect of a serious assault."
"Both males are detained at Garda stations in west Dublin under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984," it read.
Gardaí urged witnesses to come forward.
Especially motorists who may have dashcam footage from Ballyfermot Road between approximately 9:15 pm and 10 pm on the 30/12/2021.
Witnesses can contact them at Ballyfermot Garda Station 6667200 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111.
Alanna was kicked, punched, and hit with a blunt instrument during the attack. Her friend Louis was also stabbed.
The 17-year-old girl remains in hospital and faces a 90% chance of losing sight in her right eye.
However, Alanna said she is trying to stay positive. The teenager said she is grateful to be alive after the harrowing attack.
She said, "I’ve tried my best to just be appreciative of the fact that both me and Louis are still here alive and safe."
"I am genuinely just so so grateful that Louis is recovering well and was there with me that night.
"I don’t know what I would do without you," she added.
We're keeping Alanna in our thoughts as she continues to recover.