A woman in her 40s is being treated for serious injuries after an assault at a domestic residence in Greystones, Co. Wicklow yesterday evening.
Gardaí told Gript that a man aged in his late teens was arrested in connection with the incident and is being held at a Garda station in County Wicklow.
A neighbour who did not wish to be identified told Gript that at around 7pm yesterday evening she saw blue lights reflected on the railing of her balcony at a housing complex in the Charlesland area of south Greystones.
“I looked out the window thinking I might see one squad car but I saw three ambulance vehicles, two garda cars, and another unmarked vehicle which I saw the man being taken away in later on,”
The woman described the man who was taken into Garda custody as “tall” and “foreign looking” but says that she does not know those involved in the incident personally.
“This is a new housing complex so people here wouldn’t all know each other that well,” she said adding, “you still see people moving in now and again,”
“It was shocking to see all the vehicles and someone getting taken away,” she said adding “That kind of thing doesn’t happen in Greystones,”
“There’s still a Garda car here this morning so whatever happened must have been bad,” she said.
A man who lives in a neighbouring apartment block told Gript he believed that the incident involved a mother and her son who are not originally from Ireland.
“It was her son”, he said adding, “She got a terrible beating,”
Gardaí said the woman was taken to St. Vincent’s hospital and that, “No further information is available at this time.”