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Operation Fógra - Man Arrested and Charged as Part of Investigation into Assault on a Woman in Tallaght, Monday 6th March 2023

Issue Date: 10 March 2023

Gardaí in Tallaght have arrested and charged a man in connection with a recent assault on a woman that occurred in the Dublin 24 area.

The assault occurred at approximately 5:50pm on Monday 6th March 2023 at a residence in the Tallaght area. The woman, aged in her 30s, sustained non-life threatening injuries during the course of this incident.

Following extensive investigations by Gardaí, a search was conducted under warrant at a residence also in the Tallaght area, on Wednesday 8th March, 2023.

One man was arrested at the scene. During the search of this residence, an imitation firearm and a knife were seized by Gardaí along with approximately €30,000 of suspected cocaine (pending analysis), a small quantity of Zopiclone tablets and a number of items of evidential value.

The arrested man, aged in his 50s, was taken to Tallaght Garda Station and detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. He has since been charged in and is expected to appear before Tallaght District Court on Friday 10th March, 2023 at 10:30am.

These investigations were conducted by Gardaí in Tallaght in support of Operation Fógra, An Garda Síochána’s response in the DMR to Drug Related Intimidation (DRI) as part of the Garda National Strategy under Operation Tara.