Gardai have confirmed that a man was arrested in connection with a horrific attack on a young woman in Letterkenny last October.

Shanan Reid-McDaid, aged 18, was viciously assaulted on a night out and left with facial injuries. The Galway student’s online appeal for information was shared nationwide when she posted graphic photos of her injuries after the attack.

The incident above Market Square left many locals in shock and fear of unprovoked attacks. Now, Gardai have confirmed that a man was arrested and a file on the case has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The Director will decide if there is enough evidence for the suspect to stand trial in connection with the attack.

Shanan went public with her appeal following the attack to raise awareness of random acts of violence and urge people not to be alone on nights out.

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