The teenage girl attacked in Johnstown on Monday will get every support from her school community.
The Principal at Coláiste Mhuire in Johnstown, Martin Gleeson has issued a statement in relation to the incident, wishing their student a speedy recovery and offering support to her and her family at this difficult time.
Statement from the principal at Coláiste Mhuire, Johnstown, Co Kilkenny: pic.twitter.com/8ivjwgePND
— Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown KK (@ColaisteMhuireK) February 1, 2022
KCLR reported live from Johnstown on Monday afternoon where Gardaí had launched a manhunt after a 17-year-old girl sustained minor injuries when she was assaulted while out for a run on a rural laneway near her home.
Checkpoints were mounted on the outskirts of the town on Tuesday morning in a bid to determine if any drivers who travel the route on a regular basis might have relevant dashcam footage.
No arrests have yet been made though and locals are fearful as a result.
Cathy Dermody from the Galmoy, Johstown & Crosspatrick First Responders told Sue Nunn on The Way it is that those fears can’t be put to bed until the suspect is caught:
“This person is still out there and we don’t know where they came from, where they are right now, so there is that sense of fear”