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The location in Carlow where the woman was discovered. Emergency Times

Man arrested over serious assault in Carlow which left woman unconscious

A man in his 30s is being questioned.

A MAN IN his 30s has been arrested by gardaí after a woman was found unconscious on the grounds of a castle in Carlow last week.

The woman, who is in her 50s, was found close to Pollerton Castle on Sunday afternoon. She was taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. She suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Gardaí said the man is currently being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Carlow garda station.

He can be held for up to 24 hours.

A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, in particular anyone who travelled on Staplestown Road, St Patricks Avenue or Pollerton Road between the hours of 2am and 5am last Sunday to contact them.

“Gardaí are appealing to any drivers of vehicles that may have travelled these roads between the above times and have footage from dashcams to contact them at Carlow Garda Station on 059 9136620, the garda confidential telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.”

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