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Tuesday, 28th July 2020

Man charged with alleged assault of woman jogger at boardwalk

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A man in his 30s appeared before Dundalk District Court yesterday, charged in connection with a serious assault on a woman which occurred at the boardwalk beside the canal at Oldbridge on Sunday.

The victim - who is in her 40s, was out running at about 11.00 o’clock when she was approached by a man who allegedly pushed her and held her on the ground.

The woman managed to break free and a number of people held the suspect down until Gardaí arrived at the scene.

The man was arrested and taken to Drogheda Garda Station, where he was charged with the alleged offences. The accused, Joseph McArdle (30) who gave his address as Drogheda Homeless Aid, Drogheda, made no reply, after caution, to the charges. 

Defence solicitor Frank McDonnell said there was no application for bail but he reserved his position on that. 

Judge Cheatle remanded him in custody to appear again at Dundalk District Court this Thursday and he certified for medical assessment and treatment of the accused. 

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