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Woman accused of stabbing woman in Drumcondra transferred to Central Mental Hospital

The victim was hospitalised after suffering serious injuries during the incident earlier this month.

The scene of the attack
The scene of the attack
Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

A 33-YEAR-OLD woman accused of assault and robbery charges after a woman was stabbed in the neck during a mugging in Dublin has been transferred to the Central Mental Hospital.

Homeless woman Laura Kenna made no application for bail when she was first brought to appear before Judge Anthony Halpin at Dublin District Court on 6 January last.

She is charged with assault causing harm to the woman, a 35-year-old civil servant, and robbing her of her handbag and her phone at Lower Drumcondra Road on the evening of 3 January.

The victim was hospitalised after suffering serious injuries during the alleged attack. She was stabbed in the neck as she walked home from work. Gardaí and locals came to her assistance and she was rushed to the Mater Hospital.

The accused who was arrested the following day made no application for bail at her first hearing. She had been remanded in custody for a week to allow time for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions to be obtained.

Objection to bail 

The case resumed today. However, she was unable to attend.

Judge Halpin noted she had been transferred to the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum and he adjourned the case in her absence for two weeks.

At her first hearing, Detective Sergeant Ken Hoare had told Judge Halpin: “In reply to the charges after caution, she said ‘No’.”

It has been indicated that there will be a garda objection to a bail application.

Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. 

Read: Woman charged with assault after woman mugged and stabbed in Drumcondra

Read: Woman arrested after Dublin woman stabbed in the neck in Drumcondra

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