A young model from Cork narrowly avoided a serious eye injury after she was struck on the head by a glass bottle at the Longitude music festival in Dublin last Friday.

Katie O’Donoghue (24) was left with nine stitches on her forehead after a glass beer bottle was thrown through the crowd at the Stormzy headline gig in Marlay Park on Friday. The former Miss Cork, who has been working as a model since she was 18, says the swelling to her head and scarring from the incident means she will be unable to work in the industry for the foreseeable future.

“I went to Electric Picnic last year and have been to festivals abroad but never thought anything like this could happen. I have no idea who threw the bottle. I’m still getting headaches on and off, so I’m taking painkillers. I’m so embarrassed about it. It’s very difficult.”

Source: Irish Times