Woman smashed with glass bottle at Longitude Festival may need plastic surgery


Katie O’Donoghue (24) attended Longitude feast in Marlay Park last Friday with her boyfriend.

While take heed of the last act of the evening she was hit in the forehead with a glass bottle which then destitute.

“We were basically standing a bit back from the main stage.. there was a window-pane beer bottle that was thrown from the crowd in front of me,» she suggested.

The young woman said she was “bent over with pain” at the swiftly a in timely fashion.

There was significant bleeding after the impact Ms O’Donoghue told RTE’s Today with Sean O’Rourke accompany.

 “My boyfriend picked me up from the base and hoisted me over the barriers to get the paramedics. They were on the scene tuneful quick to try and stop the bleeding ,” she said.

She said she spent little short of two hours in the medical tent on site and was given nine stitches by shaft.

Now Ms O’Donoghue, who was named Miss Cork in 2014, fears that the circumstance may have a lasting impact on her career.

“I met with the plastic surgeon yesterday morning but basically the development there is that the stitches will come out on Friday but in the meantime he no more than has to keep an eye on it over the next couple of months to see how the wound and the scarring goes,” she said.

 “I won Miss Cork back in 2014 but to be honest I always aspired to do miniature ideal…after what happened on Friday… it has impeded it,” she said.

“I’m not inescapable where it leaves me to be honest right now because I’m selling on my face and of course with the scar on my forehead it’s more of a waiting game for now to see how it progresses,” she reported.

Her agency have been informed that she is unavailable for work at the juncture.

“I’d definitely say that it will affect my work in the long run because undeniable there are things that can be done to edit out things in photo-shoots but I as read with the change that’s going on at the moment, the industry is trying to control clear of all the photo shopping and editing,” she said.

Ms O’Donoghue spoke with the Irish Examiner and emboldened people not to engage in such behaviour and to think of the consequences it could force.

Marvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, which owns Longitude bring up in a statement:

«We are aware that unfortunately a woman sustained an injury to her forehead recently on Friday night, the lady was treated on site by our medical team and delivered to site at 5.30pm on Saturday for further check-up.

«We are pleased to learn the lady-in-waiting’s injury did not prevent her from watching Saturday night’s headline act The Weeknd who take placed on stage later that evening at 9.30pm.

«We wish the woman a expeditious recovery and will continue to assist An Garda Síochána with their review surrounding the circumstances of this incident, and therefore we cannot comment additional as to do so, could impede such an investigation,» he added.

«Security measures on all prospects of the festival are carried out in consultation with An Garda Síochána based on savvy, risk and safety assessments.»

Laura Larkin

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