Man charged over rape and assault of woman last weekend

Gardai arrested the man following an investigation
Gardai arrested the man following an investigation

A man has been charged in relation to the rape and assault of a woman last weekend, Gardai have said.

The man - who is aged in his 30s - was arrested in connection with the serious assault on a woman in Carlow in the early hours of the 25th of June. 

The woman, who is in her 50s, was found unconscious close to Pollerton Castle last Sunday afternoon.

She was discovered and taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny where she suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The alleged attacker appeared yesterday before a special sitting at the Carlow District Court in Carlow town. 

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for witnesses who travelled along Staplestown Road, St. Patrick’s Avenue or Pollerton Road on the morning of the aforementioned date between the hours of 2am and 5am to contact them at Carlow Garda Station 059 9136620.