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Irish Olympian Jack Woolley hospitalised following assault in Dublin city

Irish Olympian Jack Woolley was hospitalised after being attacked in Dublin city centre.

The incident occurred on Grattan Bridge at 12:40am on Saturday morning.

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The 22-year-old taekwondo fighter represented Ireland at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and is currently being treated at St. James’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“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,” Woolley said on Instagram.

“Unfortunately I was victim to these random attacks as I was just walking bye before 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.”

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The Olympian shared images on Instagram of him following the assault.

Woolley required stitches to his upper lip and said he will need plastic surgery.

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