Bisexual Olympic athlete Jack Woolley was left drenched in blood after a dozen people battered him in Dublin.
The 22-year-old shared harrowing photographs from inside an ambulance and a hospital bed, showing blood-soaked clothing and lacerations across his face.
Woolley, who was eliminated in the first round at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said that he went out for the dinner the night before going for drinks at a nearby bar.
“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 [by] before I was punched in the face by one of these group members.”
Just minutes before, Woolley posed along the boardwalk. (Above, left)
“Luckily I was able to phone an ambulance and stay conscious.
My friends helped me throughout all over this and I’m glad to say they both are well and safe. I am lucky this is all that happened as there were a handful of us hospitalized.
Thank you all again for the support and kind messages. I hope for a speedy recovery. It’s been a tough couple of months.”
Woolley was rushed to St James’s Hospital where he was treated for his wounds. He will require facial reconstructive surgery.
Gardaí, the state police force, confirmed to the Irish Independent that officers attended the scene of an assault that occurred on Grattan Bridge approximately 12:40 AM.
“No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”
Be warned, it’s VERY tough to watch, you can only imagine what it was like to live through…