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The Dublin road in Edgeworthstown

Garda appeal after woman found seriously assaulted in Co Longford field

The woman is in her late teens and is reported to have been found naked and beaten. A man was arrested in connection with the crime and released without charge yesterday.

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the case of a woman who was found naked and beaten in a field in Co Longford.

Ciarán Mullooly of RTÉ said on Morning Ireland today that the incident occurred yesterday in a field in Tinnynarr near the Dublin to Sligo road at Edgeworthstown.

He said that a local man was out walking his dog and became aware of an incident in the next field and contacted gardai immediately.

Gardaí said that at 10am they were alerted to the case of serious assault of a woman in her late teens.

The woman was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar and treated for her injuries.

A male in his thirties was arrested and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Longford Garda Station in relation to this incident.

He was later released without charge.

Mullooly said that the woman was 18 years old and was found in a shaken and injured condition.

He said she had been beaten about the head and body and was naked when found.

Mullooly said the woman “is lucky to be alive today” and that gardaí say at this stage their main task is to speak to the woman.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward about the incident.

They are inviting people to contact them at Granard Garda Station on 043 6686512, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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