Woman assaulted and ‘held captive’ at Limerick apartment complex

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Gardai took the man into custody for his own safety
GARDAI say they are following a definite line of inquiry following an incident during which a woman was assaulted and allegedly held against her will for several hours at an apartment complex in the city.

GARDAI say they are following a definite line of inquiry following an incident during which a woman was assaulted and allegedly held against her

will for several hours at an apartment complex in the city.

The woman, whose aged in her 40’s, sustained a number of injuries to her face and hands during the incident which happened at an apartment at Mount Kennett in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A garda spokesman confirmed the alarm was raised shortly before 1am when gardai responded to reports of a disturbance at the apartment complex, which is located off the Dock Road.

The Limerick Leader understands the woman, who received medical treatment on the night, sustained a number of cuts and marks to her face and hands during the incident but that none of her injuries are life threatening.

The alleged victim, who is from the Limerick city area, has made a formal complaint to gardai that she was assaulted by a man who then detained her in the apartment against her will for a number of hours afterwards.

Gardai have not disclosed exactly how the woman was allegedly held at the apartment but there has been no suggestion that she was tied up during her alleged ordeal.

Gardai have spoken with the woman and it is understood they are satisfied from their initial inquiries that she was assaulted during a row at the apartment.

It’s understood a number of people had been socialising in the apartment on Sunday night prior to the incident.

A number of those who were in the apartment and who may have witnessed the alleged assault have been spoken to by detectives as part of the continuing garda investigation.

The apartment, where the woman was allegedly held against her will has been examined and it is expected that gardai will also be viewing CCTV from the area as part of their investigation.

A suspect has been identified by gardai and a spokesman confirmed that at this stage they are not looking for anybody else as part of their inquiries.

However, no arrests have been made to date as part of the investigation.

Gardai attached to Henry Street garda station are investigating the incident and can be contacted at (061) 212400.