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Sunday 17 December 2017

Family thanks man who helped save Rose

The family of Dublin stabbing victim Rose Kenny (inset)have expressed their gratitude to a young man who helped stem bleeding as she lay on the ground.

The 46-year-old mother had surgery on her windpipe, voice box and arms after she was attacked in the stairwell of council flats at School Street in Dublin on Tuesday last.

She underwent surgery at Saint James's Hospital and was listed in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit.

Ms Kenny (inset) was attacked after she left her flat in the council complex to go to work at a nearby creche.

Her brother Jim, who lives in California, appealed for prayers for his sister and said her family wished to thank a young man who went to her aid.

She had managed to leave the stairwell before collapsing to the ground.

Mr Kenny stated on Twitter that his sister had suffered multiple injuries, including serious wounds to her windpipe, voice-box, lungs, and arms.

He said that doctors had spoken of a young man "who ran to her aid on the side of the street (who) may have saved her life by stopping the bleeding".

Prayer

He declared: "Thank you, young man, from the bottom of our hearts!"

A 48-year-old man appeared in court on the day after the attack. Denis Leahy, of no fixed abode, was charged with assaulting Rose Kenny causing her serious harm at School Street flats in Dublin on Tuesday last.

He was remanded in custody to appear again by video link at Cloverhill District Court this Wednesday.

aokeeffe@herald.ie

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