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Woman charged with assault after woman mugged and stabbed in Drumcondra

The 33-year-old woman made no application for bail.

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Updated 2.10pm

A 33-YEAR-OLD woman appeared in court to face assault and robbery charges after a woman was stabbed in the neck during a mugging in Dublin.

Laura Kenna made no application for bail when she was brought to appear before Judge Anthony Halpin at Dublin District Court this morning.

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 Tuesday evening.

The victim remains in hospital 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.

Dressed in a zip-up grey top, black shirt, blue jeans and runners, Kenna entered the courtroom smiling before she sat down on the defendant’s bench.

Kenna, who is of no fixed abode, remained silent as Detective Sergeant Ken Hoare told Judge Anthony Halpin that “in reply to the charges after caution, she said ‘No’.” She was charged at Mountjoy Garda station shortly before 11pm on Thursday.

Defence solicitor Daniel Hanahoe told the court he was aware gardaí intended to object to bail but, he added, a bail application was not being made.

Judge Halpin remanded her in custody to appear again at the same court on 13 January. She has not yet indicated how she will plead and Judge Halpin noted from Detective Sergeant Hoare that directions from the DPP have to be obtained.

Kenna spoke quietly to her solicitor and said “nice one” as she was escorted from the courtroom. Free legal aid was granted.

The defendant was originally arrested in Dublin on Wednesday night shortly before 10pm. She was then detained at Mountjoy Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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