Man charged over mugging of 86-year-old woman

The man who attacked and robbed an 86-year-old woman in Kilkenny City on Tuesday has been remanded in custody having been formally charged this morning.

The man who attacked and robbed an 86-year-old woman in Kilkenny City on Tuesday has been remanded in custody having been formally charged this morning.

Mariusz Chelstowski (35), of no fixed address, appeared before Judge Clyne in Carlow District Court this morning. He was remanded in Cloverhill Prison to appear again before the court next Tuesday, July 17.

The 86-year-old victim, who lived alone on Walkin Street, suffered head injuries during the attack, as she defended her purse containging €200. She remains in a serious but stable condition in St Luke’s Hospital.

Mr Chelstowski was arrested following the incident, which occurred near College View at around 11.30am. He was held at Kilkenny Garda Station under section four of the Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056-7775000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.