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WATCH: Documentary on random acts of violence features Shane’s story

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 10:43am

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
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WATCH: Documentary on random acts of violence features Shane’s story

Shane and Joe Grogan. Photo: Ray Ryan

WATCH: Documentary on random acts of violence features Shane’s story

Shane and Joe Grogan. Photo: Ray Ryan

TUAM man Shane Grogan is one of a number of high profile cases of unprovoked assault to feature in a powerful TV documentary this week.
Foreigean Gan Choine – Random Acts of Violence airs on TG4 tonight (Wednesday) at 9.30pm and Shane’s family are one of three to feature in the programme.
Presented by 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott, who himself was the victim of an unprovoked assault in 2016, the film explores the increasingly prevalent but disturbing culture of random violent attacks in Ireland and the enduring effects they have on victims.
Shane’s father Joe welcomed Eoghan and the production team to Tuam over the summer, where he shared the harrowing details of the 2012 attack that has left Shane with a severe brain injury.
“They came down to film during the Balloon and Family Fun Day in August and Eoghan and I spoke at length of the lack of services for assault victims,” he said.
“We’ve watched the documentary as a family and there’s no doubt but it is a very powerful piece of television."

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