Irish influencer Charleen Murphy subjected to a "vicious" attack

Photo credit: Instagram - @charleenmurphy
Photo credit: Instagram - @charleenmurphy

Craig O'Brien has been accused of attacking popular social media influencer Charleen Murphy who was dining with a friend in Dublin.

The 27-year-old from Thomond Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin was charged with assault causing harm after the incident at the Grafton Capital Hotel on Friday night.

It is believed that the attack occurred after Murphy had blocked O'Brien on social media.

The social media influencer, who has a large following of over 330,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok, was treated for a 2-inch laceration near her hairline and received stitches.

The court heard that the accused approached her from behind while she was dining and punched her full force in the back of the head, causing her head to rebound off the glass she was drinking.

Gardai arrested O'Brien and remanded him in custody after objecting to bail, citing fears that he would leave the jurisdiction. The case is still ongoing and a plea has not been entered yet.