Police appeal for witnesses to ‘brutal and vicious’ assault on woman, 20s

The PSNI has launched an appeal for information about an assault on a woman in her 20s on St Patrick’s Day, hoping that the “significance of the date” might help jog memories.


A police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following the report of an assault on a female in the Eglinton Street area of Portrush on Tuesday 17 March.”

PSNI Constable McFall said: “We received a report of a fight, between a number of males and females, outside premises on Eglinton Street at around 8.15pm.

“During the incident, a female who had gone to check on a family member was assaulted. The woman sustained a head and foot injury, and had to be taken to hospital by Ambulance Service for treatment to her injuries.

“This was a brutal and vicious attack on a young woman, aged in her twenties.

“And while this happened in March, I can only hope that the significance of the date – this was St Patrick’s Day and also the start of lockdown – may jog memories.

“I am appealing to anyone with information, or who may have captured mobile phone or dash cam footage, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1378 of 17/03/20.”