Two women in Limerick were arrested following a brutal brawl outside of an elementary school last week.
The Irish Examiner reports that one witness, who didn’t wish to be named, said “It was surreal, completely unbelievable. They just went at each other. Biting, scratching, pulling hair, kicking, everything — you name it.”
“It was in the middle of the street,” said the witness. The incident took place on Monastery Rd in the otherwise quiet small town of Doon, Co Limerick.
“They were down on the ground on top of each other, beating the heads off each other. The next thing the tops were pulled off each other and then a bra went flying through the air.”
“You would think that this would have stopped them — but not a bit of it, they kept at it. It wasn’t a few slaps either, this was vicious stuff. There was blood on the ground.”
“Remember now, this was at 9:15 in the morning at a time when mums and dads are bringing their little ones to school and child minders. It is hard to get your head around it. The incident lasted for a good few minutes, too.”
The Irish Examiner goes on to report that is believed the two women, who are both in their 30s, used to be friends until a recent falling-out. It is also believed that the row between the two women stemmed from an earlier altercation between two males connected to the women.
“There were men there watching them among the crowd,” added the witness. “I don’t know who they were but they were shouting and roaring. One guy was egging one on, shouting ‘Kill her! Kill her!’”
Gardai later confirmed that an altercation between the two men took place following the womens’ brawl.
“A male was seriously assaulted during the altercation and taken by ambulance to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital,” said a Gardai spokesperson. “He was later discharged from hospital. Another male was arrested on Saturday morning and detained in Bruff Garda Station for questioning.”
“He was released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP.”