Woman appears in court following robbery incident in Limerick city centre

Woman appears in court following robbery incident in Limerick city centre

Limerick Courthouse, Mulgrave Street

A WOMAN has been remanded in custody after she appeared in court charged in connection with a violent incident in the city centre earlier this week.

Mary Anne Lindsay, aged 42, of Raheen Square, Ballinacurra Weston was brought before Limerick District Court this Thursday afternoon to faces charges of assault and attempted robbery.

Detective Garda Paul Crowley told Judge Marie Keane, the defendant made no reply when she was formally charged in relation to the incident which happened at Schoolhouse Lane, off Barrington Street on Tuesday afternoon.

It is alleged a 61-year-old woman was knocked to the ground and assaulted by the defendant who approached her from behind and attempted to steal her handbag.

A number of people who were in the vicinity came to the assistance of the injured party when they were alerted to the incident which happened shortly after 3pm.

During a brief court appearance, Ms Lindsay was granted free legal aid and solicitor John Herbert assigned to represent her.

No application for bail was made but Inspector Helen Costelloe indicated that any future application will be opposed by gardai.

The case was adjourned to next week for DPP’s directions.

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