A MAN is being questioned by gardai following a vicious attack on a pensioner over the weekend.
The incident happened in the Rosbrien area on Sunday evening as the elderly woman was returning from bingo.
Investigating gardai believe the culprit was waiting for the pensioner, and attacking her as she entered her house having got out of a taxi.
He hid out of sight as a taxi, which had dropped the woman off, left the area.
The woman, who is aged in her 80s, was knocked to the ground and her handbag stolen.
The victim remains at University Hospital Limerick where her condition is understood to be serious.
A man is being detained at Roxboro Road garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
The man, who is aged in his 20s, is also a suspect in a separate attack on a pensioner at Roxboro Shopping Centre last week.