A MALE teen has been arrested in connection with the assault of 17-year-old Alanna Quinn Idris.
Alanna suffered a ruptured eyeball, a broken cheekbone and a broken tooth during the violent attack that took place on December 30 in Ballyfermot, Dublin.
The young male was arrested by the investigation garden this morning.
An Garda Siochana spokesperson said: “A juvenile male was arrested on Wednesday morning, February 2, 2022, as part of an investigation into a serious assault that took place in the vicinity. near the Administration Office, Ballyfermot Street, on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
“He is currently being held at Garda Station in West Dublin under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Investigations are ongoing.”
Two separate suspects have been charge related to the attack.
The two men appeared before the Criminal Court of Justice last month.
Gardai checked CCTV related to the incident as well as interviewed Alanna and other key witnesses.
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A friend of Alanna’s, who stood up for her, also suffered stab wounds and needed stitches after the brutal attack.
A neighbor who was walking his dog also intervened and helped chase away the attackers.
Heartbroken mother Jaime told the Irish Sun: “Without those two, I don’t know what the outcome would have been. Alanna’s friend is doing well.
“He was really supportive. He is a really good friend. His family is lovely. He was stabbed in the arm and had to have stitches on his head.
“Fortunately, the neighbor was also walking the dog outside when the incident happened and promptly intervened, chased them away and was able to remember which direction they ran.
“There’s no way I can thank these people enough, like her friends, without him there, I don’t know how badly she would have been hurt. The man intervened and stopped, I am also very grateful to him. There is no way I can repay these people.”
Alanna’s mother also explained that her daughter faced multiple surgeries on her way to recovery and revealed that she underwent an emergency surgery to save her eye.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8305015/teen-arrested-alanna-quinn-idris-ballyfermot/ Teenager arrested for Ballyfermot assaulting 17-year-old Alanna Quinn Idris