first_imgA Donegal man has been hailed a hero after saving a woman who was being sexually assaulted in a vicious street attack.Brave Damien Doherty saved the woman who was being viciously attacked in the street.Damien Doherty from Carndonagh, was driving to his home in England when he noticed the woman being savagely attacked.The woman’s attacker had ripped off her dress leaving her standing in public in just her underwear. As she frantically tried to put her dress back on, the attacker then tried to sexually assault her as he pinned her against a wall.While passers-by stood in shock at the attack which happened just before midnight in Weybridge on September 6th last year, brave Damien jumped from his car and came to her rescue.Although the attacker was much bigger than Damien, CCTV shows Damien reasoning with the attacker and talking him down.A police report revealed how the attacker had banged the woman’s had off a wall before grabbing her hair with both hands, shaking her violently and then attempting to sexually assault her. Now Damien, who lives in Guilford, has been given a Chief Constable’s commendation award by British police for his bravery.A police spokesman said: “Throughout the assault the victim was unable to defend herself and was visibly afraid of the offender who had degradingly assaulted her in full view of the public.“A number of people witnessed the assault, but it was only Damien who got involved to stop it.“If Damien had not bravely intervened, the victim would have suffered further abuse and serious injury.“This was a shocking unprovoked attack in a public place. Officers were very grateful that Damien was courageous enough to place himself at risk, to protect the female who was in an extremely dangerous and vulnerable situation.” Police later arrested the man who was subsequently charged with a number of offences.Although the victim did not wish to support a police case, Mr Doherty’s evidence was used for a third party prosecution.MAN HAILED HERO AFTER SAVING WOMAN IN VICIOUS STREET ATTACK was last modified: October 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:attackCarndonaghDamien Dohertypolicewomanlast_img read more