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Arrest Made Gardaí investigating report of assault and robbery in Co Cork make arrest

The incident happened in Fermoy, Co. Cork on Sunday evening

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Gardai carried out the raid yesterday and are still holding one man

Gardai carried out the raid yesterday and are still holding one man

Gardai carried out the raid yesterday and are still holding one man

Gardaí searching for a man involved in an assault and robbery in Co. Cork have made an arrest.

At approximately 6:40pm on Sunday November 7th, a woman in her 50s who was walking her dog in St Coleman’s Park in Fermoy was assaulted by an unknown male, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, who later fled the scene.

During the attack, the woman received injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

Two people nearby approached the scene after they heard the woman’s cries for help and disturbed the attacker. It is understood that he took several small items from her handbag. Gardaí fear that if the man was not disturbed that the assault may have been much more serious. When asked by the Sunday World if the assault was sexual in nature Gardaí said they that could not provide any further information.

Today the Gardaí have confirmed that they have arrested a man in his 20s in relation to the incident, after previously stating that the man suspected of perpetrating the attack may have "visible and unexplained injuries to their face and neck."

He is currently being detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Fermoy Garda station.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward and are also appealing to any persons that were in St Coleman's Park and surrounding areas between 6:15pm and 7pm on Sunday to make contact with them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fermoy Garda Station on 025 82100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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