Edgeworthstown attack victim may have left area

A Garda investigation into a serious assault on a woman found naked in a Co Longford field last week has stalled because the victim has so far declined to provide detectives with a statement.

A Garda investigation into a serious assault on a woman found naked in a Co Longford field last week has stalled because the victim has so far declined to provide detectives with a statement.

Senior officers also believe the 18-year-old victim, who was found naked and badly beaten in a field outside Edgeworthstown last Wednesday, could have sustained more serious injuries had a passer-by not stumbled across the attack.

She was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar with injuries to her head and body before later being transferred to Tullamore for treatment.

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