Fresh appeal seeks justice for Limavady woman Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen
Danielle Allen

The mother of a Limavady woman left using a wheelchair after a brutal assault almost one year ago has made a fresh appeal for information in a bid to bring her daughter’s attackers to justice.

Mum-of-one, Danielle Allen (27) fom Aghanloo was left fighting for her life after the attack at her home in Glenmore Gardens, Limavady on July 17, 2014. She was so badly beaten, doctors feared she would die.

What happened to Danielle is in my head every second of the day. Whoever did this took everything from Danielle

Colette McLaughlin

While Danielle is back home with her loved ones, and on the road to recovery, her mother Colette McLaughlin said the family remain as determined as ever to see those responsible for Danielle’s attack in court.

“I’m happy Danielle is still here, and I can hug her and laugh with her and talk with her but what Danielle went through, and is continuing to go through and these last few months for everyone, has been an absolute nightmare,” said Colette, “and Danielle still has a long road ahead of her.”

Mrs McLaughlin urges anyone with information about what happened to Danielle “to do the right thing”.

“What happened to Danielle is in my head every second of the day. Whoever did this took everything from Danielle,” said Colette. “Somebody knows something. That didn’t happen for someone not to hear. Somebody has information that could be vital.”

Police say the investigation is “still very much live”.

Detective Inspector Conor McStravick said: “I sympathise with Danielle and her family for the suffering they have endured whilst this long and protracted investigation has been ongoing. The investigation is very much still live and police have employed a wide range of resources to assist in the investigation, including experts from within the PSNI as well as from outside Northern Ireland. A file is currently being prepared by officers, in relation to three men arrested in connection with the investigation, and will be forwarded to the PPS in due course.”