Man arrested in connection with serious assault on woman in Carlow

The woman – aged in her 50s – was discovered unconscious and injured early on Sunday afternoon

Man arrested in connection with serious assault on woman in Carlow

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A man in his 30s has been arrested n connection with the serious assault on a woman in Carlow last Sunday.

The woman – aged in her 50s – was discovered unconscious and injured on the grounds of Pollerton Castle, Pollerton Road in Carlow Town early on Sunday afternoon.

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

Lead investigator, Superintendent Gerry Redmond from Carlow Garda Station said it is apparent the woman was the victim of a "very, very serious assault."

The man is being detained at Carlow Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal justice Act.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for witnesses who travelled along Staplestown Road, St. Patrick’s Avenue or Pollerton Road on the morning of Sunday 25th June 2017 between the hours of 2am and 5am to contact them at Carlow Garda Station 059 9136620.