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Woman, 20s, charged over assault after dispute on mask wearing

The woman assaulted a staff member at a premises where she had not worn a face covering.
Jan 17th 2021, 1:14 PM 102,732 0

A WOMAN HAS been charged as part of an investigation into a serious assault in Co Sligo.

Gardaí arrested a woman who allegedly assaulted a staff member yesterday evening in a premises where the woman had earlier not worn a face covering.

In a statement, An Garda Síochána said that “at approximately 6:45pm, a woman in her early 20s entered a premises in Sligo Town without a required face covering. The woman was advised of her failure to wear a face covering.”

“The woman left the premises but returned shortly after and allegedly assaulted a female member of staff a number of times with an implement before fleeing on foot,” gardaí said.

The injured staff member was taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí arrested the woman and detained her at Ballymote Garda Station.

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She has been charged and is due to appear at Sligo District Court on 21 January. 

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