Limerick woman remains in induced coma after attack

Gardai continuing investigation into Thomondgate attack

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

Limerick woman remains in coma after attack

The scene of the incident at Hassett’s Villas, Thomondgate Picture: Press 22

A 37-year-old Limerick woman remains in an induced coma after being attacked in the city over the weekend.

A  Limerickman was released without charge following an attack on a woman on the northside of the city in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The man, aged 28, was released shortly after 3pm on Monday, pending further Garda enquiries, after initially being detained at Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardai confirmed to the Limerick Leader this Wednesday that the victim is still in an induced coma, and her testimony will be crucial to their investigations.

Such is the extent of her injuries that investigating officers are examining the possibility that boiling water may have been poured over her. However, they are waiting to receive medical clearance to speak to the woman when her condition improves.

The victim, who has been publicly identified as Simone Lee, 37, remains in a "critical but stable condition" after being seriously injured at a property at Hassett’s Villas, Thomondgate at around 12.30am on Sunday.