Updated: 27/06/17 : 05:50:41
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Gardaí anxious to speak with couple over Carlow assault

Gardai in Carlow were alerted to the discovery of an unconscious and injured woman in her 50’s on the grounds at Pollerton Castle, Pollerton Road, Carlow early Sunday afternoon.

Investigating Gardaí are particularly anxious to speak to a male and female couple who were walking in the area between 2am and 5am on Sunday morning.

The woman was taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny and is described as being in a serious condition. The scene was preserved for a technical examination.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses and in particular to anyone who travelled on Staplestown Rd, St Patricks Avenue or Pollerton Road between the hours of 2am and 5am on Sunday morning to contact them.

In addition Gardai are appealing to any drivers of vehicles that may have travelled these roads between the above times and have footage from Dash Cams to contact them at Carlow Garda Station on 059-9136620, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

A full incident room has been set up at Carlow Garda Station and anyone with any information is asked to come forward.