Gardaí arrest and charge man in connection to assault and burglary after chase in Cork city

Gardaí arrest and charge man in connection to assault and burglary after chase in Cork city

A detailed description of the man was circulate to all Gardaí on duty in the area and shortly before 6.30am a man, aged in his 40s, was arrested on Wilton Road following a short foot chase. 

GARDAÍ have arrested and charged a man in relation to a burglary and assault incident in Cork city.

Shortly after 6am on Thursday, Gardaí from the Community Engagement Unit in Togher received a report that a burglary had just occurred at a house on Model Farm Road, Bishopstown, Cork.

Gardaí were informed that a man had entered the house and was disturbed by the female occupants. During the burglary a struggle ensued and the man slammed a door shut on one of the women's hand. 

The man then fled the scene. The woman did not require medical attention after the incident.

A detailed description of the man was circulate to all Gardaí on duty in the area and shortly before 6.30am a man, aged in his 40s, was arrested on Wilton Road following a short foot chase. 

He was brought to Togher Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before Cork City District Court this morning at 10.30am.

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