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Woman assaulted in South East robbery

Eamon Lacey

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Woman assaulted in South East robbery

Woman assaulted in South East robbery

A middle-aged woman was hospitalised after she was assaulted while out walking in the South East

The assault happened at the Gashouse Bridge in Clonmel on Monday around 7.15pm when the woman was approached by a male, who assaulted her, stole her bag and made off in the direction of Denis Bourke Park.

The woman was hospitalised in South Tipperary General Hospital and has since been discharged. Her assailant was wearing a grey hoodie.

Earlier in the evening at around 6pm, there was a burglary on a business premises in the Old Bridge area. A garda spokesman said the person involved was of a tall, thin build and was wearing a grey hoodie and a grey tracksuit bottom.

Superintendent William Leahy said they were keeping an open mind in relation to whether the two incidents were related.

Gardai would like to talk to people who were in the Old Bridge, Raheen Road, Gashouse Bridge area from 6.30pm to approximately 7.30pm. Anybody with information can contact Clonmel Garda Station at 052 6177640.