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Irish Olympian Jack Woolley Attacked On Dublin Street By Gang Of 12

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Irish Olympian Jack Woolley Attacked On Dublin Street By Gang Of 12

WARNING: This article contains graphic images which some readers may find distressing

Taekwondo Olympian Jack Woolley was attacked by a gang of 12 in Dublin, which left him needing surgery.

The 22-year-old was involved in the first round of the 58kg division at Tokyo 2020 after getting eliminated from the tournament.

Woolley took to Instagram to where he explained what happened.

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He wrote: "Last night (Friday 13th August) I went for a meal with my friend. Followed by a bar for a couple of drinks. Heading back along the River Liffey a gang of roughy 8-12 men and women in their 20s began violently attacking people along the boardwalk.

"Unfortunately I was victim to these random attacks as I was just walking bye [sic] I was punched in the face by one of these group members. Only one punch and followed by 'my mistake wrong person' then they continued to run off down the road attacking more civilians minding their own business.

Credit: Instagram/@jack_woolley_tkd
Credit: Instagram/@jack_woolley_tkd

"Luckily I was able to phone an ambulance and stay conscious. My friends helped me through out all of this and I'm glad to say they both are well and safe.

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"I am lucky this is all that happened as there were a handful of us hospitalised and one I have heard to have died after being stabbed (word of mouth) I'm currently waiting in James's hospital for mouth surgery.

"Thank you all again for the support and kind messages. I hope for a speedy recovery. It's been a tough couple of months.

"WHAT A DAY."

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Woolley posted a photo of himself all dressed up on his story and joked that he 'was looking well and all' prior to the incident.

The athlete also revealed that his surgery was a success and he is now back home resting.

Credit: Instagram/@jack_woolley_tkd
Credit: Instagram/@jack_woolley_tkd
Credit: Instagram/@jack_woolley_tkd
Credit: Instagram/@jack_woolley_tkd
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Fans issued their support in the comments section.

One use wrote: "So sorry this happened to you , and anyone else! Shocking behaviour! I really hope you make a speedy recovery xx."

A second added: "Oh my god, in so angry reading this, I am absolutely heart broken for you I am so so saddened for you. Jeez if I could give you the biggest hug right now I would xXxx."

Whilst a final user said: "Cowards of the highest order !! I wish you a speedy recovery and justice."

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A Gardaí (the Irish police force) spokesperson told LADbible: "Gardaí attended the scene of an assault that occurred on Grattan Bridge, Dublin 1 at approximately 12:40am on 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."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@jack_woolley_tkd

Topics: Ireland, olympics, dublin

Anish Vij
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