Irish Olympian Jack Woolley in hospital after assault in Dublin 2 months ago

Irish Olympian Jack Woolley in hospital after assault in Dublin

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Irish Olympian Jack Woolley has been hospitalised after being assaulted in Dublin city centre.

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The incident occurred on Grattan Bridge in Dublin 1 at around 12:40am on Saturday.

The 22-year-old, who competed for Ireland in taekwondo at the most recent Olympic Games, is currently being treated in St James's Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

In a post on Instagram, Woolley said he was "punched in the face" when walking along the River Liffey after a meal and drinks with friends.

The Olympian also shared photos taken before and after the assault, with the second image showing him covered in blood.

 

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Following the assault, Woolley required temporary stitches on his upper lip. He also said he would need plastic surgery.

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In a statement to JOE, a Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí attended the scene of an assault that occurred on Grattan Bridge, Dublin 1 at approximately 12:40am today, Saturday, 14th August 2021.

"One man, aged in his 20s, was conveyed to St James’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained during the incident.

"No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing."

Recently, an emotional interview with Woolley after he was knocked out of the Olympics went viral.