I was walking down Washington street in Cork near the Kino cinema at 5pm this afternoon when out of the corner of my eye I spot a fracas on the opposite side of the street. I glance over and see what appears to be a couple of women fighting.
As I’m pointing it out to my wife I realise it is several women against one and it is getting quite violent. The next thing there is an explosion of glass as one of the women smashes a bottle down on the head of the victim of the attack. She drops and the three attackers take the 4 or 5 year old little girl who is with them and make off.
I call the police and my wife and I stay with the victim until the ambulance comes.
What hope has that 4 or 5 year old little girl got for a normal life when she sees attacks like that? The cycle of violence will be perpetuated.
Oh, and technophile that I am, it never even ocurred to me to take a picture of the perpetrators with my cameraphone! D’oh!