Man, 40s, arrested on burglary and assault charges in Cork

During the burglary, a struggle ensued and the man slammed a door shut on a woman's hand
Man, 40s, arrested on burglary and assault charges in Cork

The man is due to appear before Cork City District Court on Friday.

A man has been arrested and charged in relation to a burglary and assault incident in Cork city in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Shortly after 6am, gardaí from the Community Engagement Unit in Togher received a report that a burglary had just occurred at a house on Model Farm Road, Bishopstown, Cork.

Gardaí were informed a man had entered the house and was disturbed by female occupants.

During the burglary, a struggle ensued and the man slammed a door shut on one of the women's hand.

The man then fled the scene.

It is understood the woman did not require medical attention.

A detailed description of the man was circulated to all gardaí on duty in the area and shortly before 6.30am on Friday morning, a man, aged in his 40s , was arrested on Wilton Road following a short chase on foot.

He was brought to Togher Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before Cork City District Court on Friday.

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