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Man (20s) charged over handbag robbery and assault in Co Cork

The incident happened on 1 December on Castle Road, Bandon.

Image: Niall Carson via PA Images

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 8:07 PM

A MAN IN his 20s has been charged in relation to a robbery and assault in Co Cork earlier this month.

The incident happened on 1 December on Castle Road, Bandon. 

Shortly after 3am, a woman was walking on Castle Road when she was approached by a male. 

He stole her handbag, knocked her to the ground and assaulted her. 

Three men who were in the area at the time happened upon the incident and came to the woman’s assistance. 

The suspect has been described as being 6′ tall and was wearing black clothing with the word Puma written across his jumper. 

Gardaí this morning arrested a man in his 20s in relation to the attack.

He is currently detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

The man has since been charged by gardaí. He is due to appear before Bandon District Court tomorrow morning. 

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