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Man to appear in court over assault of elderly woman in Kilkenny

A 35-year-old man has been charged in connection with an assault and robbery of an elderly woman in Kilkenny.

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A MAN IS to appear at Carlow District Court today charged in connection with an assault and robbery of an elderly woman in Kilkenny earlier this week.

The 86-year-old woman was attacked as she walked through College View, Walkin Street at around 11.30am on Tuesday.

The victim was brought to St Luke’s Hospital, where she is reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

A 35-year-old man was subsequently arrested and detained at Kilkenny Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. He will appear at Carlow District Court after 10.30 am this morning.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056-7775000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

Read: Appeal for witnesses after pensioner assaulted and robbed in Kilkenny>

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