86-year-old woman mugged in broad daylight

AN ELDERLY woman is in hospital following a violent attack in broad daylight on the outskirts of the city yesterday (Tuesday).

AN ELDERLY woman is in hospital following a violent attack in broad daylight on the outskirts of the city yesterday (Tuesday).

The woman was walking home when she was assaulted by a male and robbed of a quantity of cash on Walkin Street. During the assault the woman fell to the ground. She was initially treated by paramedics at her home. A short time later the victim was rushed to St Luke’s Hospital by ambulance where she is receiving medical attention.

A male, in his late thirties was arrested following the mugging and is currently in custody where he is being quizzed by senior detectives over his suspected involvement in the incident. Gardai are are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the Walkin Street area of the city to contact them on (056) 777 5000.