Man arrested following sexual assault

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

Garda
GARDAI investigating an alleged sexual assault in Charleville at the weekend have arrested a man in connection with the attack.

GARDAI investigating an alleged sexual assault in Charleville at the weekend have arrested a man in connection with the attack.

THE 21-year-old was arrested shortly after 7 o’clock this morning and he is being detained at Mallow Gardaw Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The woman, who is aged in her sixties, was set upon in an area near the church in Charleville known as the Turrets, last Sunday night.

The attack happened as she was making her way home from bingo in the local community hall.

Her attacker dragged her into the driveway of a private house where the sexual assault took place. She also suffered head injuries.

Gardai at Charleville are investigating the incident.