WEXFORD WOMAN RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL FOLLOWING ATTACK
A young Wexford woman is recovering in hospital following an alleged hatchet attack at her home on Monday evening.
The incident happened shortly after 5pm as the woman slept on a couch.
Nicole Dwyer claims she was struck in the face when a man entered her home suggesting he was allegedly owed money by a man known to her.
The raider is understood to have threatened to remove a TV from the house as collateral for the amount he was owed.
When a man present objected to this it is alleged the suspect swung a hatchet hitting Nicole to the side of her nose and mouth.
South East Radio News understands the hatchet was later discovered in nearby wasteland.
The 20 year-old from The Green, Clonard is receiving reconstructive treatment to her face at Saint James’s Hospital in Dublin.
Gardai in Wexford are investigating the incident and a file on the matter is being prepared for the DPP.