Young girl, 17, looks unrecognisable after thugs batter her on walk home

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A 17-year-old girl now looks unrecognisable after a group of thugs battered her on her walk home.

Alanna Quinn Idris was attacked by four teens as she walked home with a friend in Ballyfermot, south Dublin, last Thursday.

She sustained severe injuries to her face and body and now medics fear that the young girl may lose her eye.

Her mum has explained that the brutal attack was the culmination of years of torment from thugs in her neighbourhood, with photos revealing the true extent of beating, reports the Irish Mirror.

Mother Jamie Quinn said: “She has been tormented… it was not just a random incident.

“These boys have bullied, harassed, tormented her for quite some time.”

Ms Quinn revealed that Alanna suffered a shattered tooth, as well as broken bones in her cheek and eye socket that will need surgery to repair.

She said: “They ruptured her eyeball, the damage is extensive unfortunately with a 90% chance of never regaining the sight in that eye.

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

“Thankfully after three hours in surgery my baby came back with her eye. The doctor is still preparing us for the what ifs and the worst case cannot be ruled out at this point but again we are so thankful that the attempt at repair yesterday was successful."

Ms Quinn claimed the attack began after Alanna and an 18-year-old male friend were on a bus heading home from a shopping centre. One of the thugs also happened to be on the bus.

She said: “He said something to her and she said something to him.

“They all got off the bus at the same stop, but he obviously made a phone call to his friends as a couple of minutes later they came from a few directions.

“They were in her friend’s face trying to fight with him and she tried to protect him.

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

“That’s all she remembers, but witnesses have said she got back up and that’s when she was hit with something, we don’t know what it was.”

Her friend was allegedly beaten and stabbed himself as he tried to stop the other boys attacking Alanna on the ground.

Despite that, he and a local man stepped in and prevented the attack from becoming more serious.

Ms Quinn said: “I cannot even put into words how thankful I am to him for protecting her.

“He was stabbed and he was hit over the head with something. He ended up with stitches in his arm and stitches in his head.

“If he wasn’t there, I don’t know the damage they would have done to Alanna. They definitely saved her life.”

Alanna said: “I am so grateful to my friend being there and the local man who intervened.

“I am overwhelmed by the public support and want to thank them all for their kind messages and donations.”

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

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