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Gardaí arrest man following brutal assault of woman in her 50s

Gardaí have arrested a man in his 30s, in connection with the serious assault on a woman in Carlow in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Carlow Garda Station.
Gardai in Carlow were alerted to the discovery of an unconscious and injured woman in her 50s on the grounds at Pollerton Castle, Pollerton Road, Carlow earlier this week.

The woman was taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny and was described as being in a serious condition. The scene was preserved for a technical examination.

Gardai are continuing to appeal for witnesses and in particular to anyone who travelled on Staplestown Rd, St Patricks Avenue or Pollerton Road between the hours of 2am and 5am on Sunday morning to contact them.

In addition Gardai are appealing to any drivers of vehicles that may have travelled these roads between the above times and have footage from Dash Cams to contact them at Carlow Garda Station on 059-9136620, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.