Woman punched in Castledermot mugging

Gardai in Athy are investigating a mugging incident in Castledermot.

Gardai in Athy are investigating a mugging incident in Castledermot.

An woman in her sixties was approached by a youth at Carlow Gate at 8.30pm on Saturday night and punched in the face.

The assailant, who made off with two bags,is described as being around 18 years of age and was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a grey hoodie.

The woman (64) was attacked as she stepped off the bus from Dublin carrying the two bags. She fell to the ground and injured the back of her head. A passerby came to her aid and called the gardai.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Gardai at 059 9144112.

- Paula Campbell