Siobhan Phillips regains consciousness following gun attack in Omeath
Siobhan Phillips, the woman shot in Omeath on October 11th in the same incident that claimed the life of Garda Tony Golden, has regained consciousness.
The 21-year-old and the deceased Garda were met by a hail of bullets when they visited the home of her former partner Adrian Crevan Mackin in the Mullach Alainn estate two months ago tomorrow.
Her family told the Irish Independent today that it was a “miracle” she survived.
Her mother Bronagh and aunt Lorraine confirmed that Siobhan, a mother of two from Newry, had regained consciousness but admitted she had a “long road ahead of her in recovery.”
They are hopeful of having her home for Christmas, however, adding that they thought of Garda Golden’s family every day.
Siobhan had surgery to remove a bullet that had lodged in her head, while pins were also inserted in both arms. She has also lost her right eye. It remains unknown has her brain been affected but she is understood to have muttered her first words.
It is believed she has no recollection of the incident that shocked the nation on Sunday October 11th, with her family telling her for now that she was in an accident.
The full article can be read online here on Independent.ie.