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Gardai Investigating Assault of Kym Owens Admit They Still Have No Suspects

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Maynooth residents are reportedly fearful as Gardai have revealed that they still have no suspects in the investigation of the vicious attack on Kym Owens.

The university student suffered serious head injuries as she walked home last Sunday night.

Kym was found just 500 metres from her digs in Maynooth, Co Kildare, after she had just got off the bus from her home town of Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.

A source told  Irish Sunday Mirror that female students are walking in pairs and are reluctant to walk alone on side streets as the case remains a mystery.

The source said: “Maynooth is a very quiet town and for something like this to happen is very rare.

“There is no suspect yet. Kym, who is in an induced coma, holds the key.

“Officers are waiting to interview her once she is well enough. But the investigation and the hunt still continues.”

Residents in Maynooth, which is home to 12,000 students, are fearful knowing the attacker is still at large. Earlier Gda Supt Gerry Wall, who is heading the inquiry, said it was “very, very possible” Kym’s attacker was on the bus and followed her to the Moyglare Abbey housing estate where she was brutally attacked.

Supt Wall added her attacker may have been in a “very agitated state” and did not rule out the possibility Kym knew them.

Detectives have been collecting CCTV from bus stops along the bus route in an effort to identify all passengers who got on the bus to the university town. They last night appealed again for anyone with information on the attack to contact them.

A spokesman said: “We are still appealing for information in relation to this assault.”

Gardai have asked anyone with information to contact them at Leixlip Garda Station on 01 6667800, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

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