Gardai are appealing for any witnesses.

Elderly lady hospitalised following break-in

Gardai in Clonmel responded to a call on Thursday where a male had unlawfully entered a house and assaulted the owner with a weapon.

An elderly lady was conveyed to Tipperary University Hospital and treated for her injuries, which thankfully are not life threatening. A short time later Clonmel Gardai responding to the call arrested a male in his 40s matching the description given by the injured party and witnesses. He was subsequently detained at Clonmel Garda Station under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the Old Bridge/Roaring Springs area of Clonmel or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage to please contact Clonmel Garda Station on 0526177640 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111