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!
3 thoughts on “Violence in Cork”
Thank goodness you were there to help the woman. Did you learn why they attacked her?
About the cameraphone: you weren’t thinking about justice when this happened, you were thinking about helping.
thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Well, Bonnie, we weren’t the only ones who stopped to help her – there were others who stopped as well.
I’m not sure, but the police told us that they attacked someone else that afternoon as well, so it may have been random.
I was thinking about justice as well – I contemplated trying to follow the women and alert the police if I found them but we had our two year old with us so I had to discount that idea quickly.
Did you read what happened in France about that guy beaten to death in front of his wife and kid ? That was really terrible. I hate that kind of violence..even worth when you know that this attack has been commited to steal the guy’s camera.
Let’s hope that this will never happen in Cork.
Comments are closed.