Updated: Woman beaten with metal mug during Mahon burglary; man charged

Updated: Woman beaten with metal mug during Mahon burglary; man charged

Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary in the early hours of today in Mahon

UPDATED 9pm: 

The man aged in his late 20s has been charged in connection with this incident and will appear before Cork District Court tomorrow morning Tuesday 31st March 2020.

Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary in the early hours of today in Mahon

The burglary occurred at a house in the Mahon area and gardaí have arrested a man, aged in his late 20s.

At approximately 2.30am, the man broke into the house. 

When discovered by the homeowner, he proceeded to assault the woman using a metal travel mug. 

The male fled the scene when disturbed by another member of the household.

The woman, aged in her 50s, received injuries to her head. 

No property was taken from the premises.

The man was later arrested and taken to Bridewell Garda Station, Cork where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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