Girl at risk of losing eye after 'gang of teens' brutally attacked her on walk home

WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES: Alanna Quinn Idris, 17, recovers from the thugs’ shocking attack that leaves her in danger of losing an eye. The attack happened while she was walking home in Ballyfermot, south Dublin

Alanna Quinn Idris, 17, who was attacked

These are the shocking injuries suffered by a 17-year-old girl who was brutally assaulted on her way home.

Alanna Quinn Idris allegedly sustained horrific injuries to the eyes, face and body of four teenagers in the attack.

The young girl’s mother says it was the culmination of years of torment from thugs in her neighborhood.

Alanna was attacked when she and a buddy were walking home in Ballyfermot, south Dublin last Thursday.

Her family has now published shocking photos showing the full extent of the injuries she sustained from being hit, kicked – and struck by what they consider to be a blunt instrument.

Alanna’s mother also thanked the two people who intervened to save her.

“I really believe you saved her life,” an emotional Jamie Quinn told the Irish mirror.

Alanna Quinn Idris suffered terrible injuries after the brutal attack

From the hospital room where Alanna was treated for her injuries on Sunday evening, Ms. Quinn said, “She was tortured.

“That has been the case for a number of years. It wasn’t just a random incident.

“These guys have bullied, molested, tortured her for a long time.”

Ms. Quinn announced that Alanna had a broken tooth and broken bones in her cheek and eye socket that needed surgery.

But she said the worst damage was done to Alanna’s eye – and there were real fears now among medical professionals that she would lose it.

She said, “You broke the apple of your eyeball, the damage is unfortunately great, with a 90 percent chance of never regaining the vision in that eye.”

“We’re sticking to this 10 percent so tightly.

Her family shared photos of her injuries

“They performed emergency surgery on their eye yesterday and we were prepared for the worst.

“The surgeon said if she went in and thought the damage was too great, her only option would be to remove the eye.

“Fortunately, my baby came back with her eye after three hours of surgery. The doctor is still preparing us for what if and the worst case, which cannot be ruled out at this point in time, but we are so grateful that yesterday’s attempt at repair was successful.

“The best we hope now is that her eye looks normal, and if miracles are true, with luck, she will see again.”

Ms. Quinn claimed the attack began after Alanna and an 18-year-old friend sat on a bus that was driving home from a mall.

She said, “She was on the bus on her way home from Liffey Valley and one of the boys was on the bus. He said something to her and she said something to him.

“Her friend defended her and told the boy to leave her alone.

She was going home with a friend at the time

“They all got off at the same stop, but he obviously called his friends as they were coming from several directions a few minutes later.

“They were in her friend’s eyes trying to fight him and she was trying to protect him.

“One of them hit her and she fell to the ground.

“That’s all she remembers, but witnesses said she got up and was hit by something. We don’t know what it was.”

Alanna was then attacked on the ground and her friend who was with her tried to protect her – but he was beaten and stabbed himself, it was said.

Even so, he and a local stepped in and protected Alanna from an even more serious attack.

Ms. Quinn said, “I can’t even put into words how grateful I am to him for protecting her.

“He was stabbed and hit on the head with something. In the end, he had stitches in his arm and stitches in his head.

“If he wasn’t there, I don’t know what harm they would have done Alanna. You definitely saved her life.

“There were four of them, they had burley sticks, they had a knife, they had saddles.”

Alanna, who was being treated at Dublin’s St James’ Hospital, said last night that she wanted to thank the man and her friend who saved her.

She said, “I am so grateful that my friend is there and the man on the ground who intervened.

“I am overwhelmed by the public support and would like to thank you all for your kind messages and donations.”

Friends set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Alanna and the friend who saved her.

People can contribute Here.

Gardai confirmed that an investigation into Thursday’s attack is ongoing.

A spokesman said: “Gardai is investigating an attack on Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10 around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, is looking for witnesses.

“A young woman in her late teens was taken to St. James Hospital for treatment for her injuries.

“No arrests were made at this stage of the investigation.”

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