WATCH: Woman recovering after firework attack in Dublin

Gardaí have not received a complaint about the incident on Railway Street in Dublin

A young homeless woman is recovering after being attacked with a firework in Dublin’s north inner city.

The woman, aged in her 20s, suffered severe burns when a young man approached her from behind and threw the firework into the hood of her jacket.

A number of people can be heard laughing as the explosive goes off beside her head.

It is believed she suffered burns to her head and body.

Gardaí have not received a complaint about the incident on Railway Street over the weekend.

However it was captured on video

Warning, some viewers may find the below video distressing:

Local councillor Christy Burke said the victim has been in contact with him:

“She is a very vulnerable young woman,” he said. “A very articulate young lady.”

“The burns didn’t put her out of action; what concerned her was she saved up for a couple of weeks for that particular jacket that was on her and that seemed to be more worrying than her injuries.

“But look, she is OK; she is getting on with her life.”