Woman attacked
in Longford town

Gardai in Longford are currently seeking the public’s assistance following a serious sexual assault in Longford town during the early hours of Monday morning.

Gardai in Longford are currently seeking the public’s assistance following a serious sexual assault in Longford town during the early hours of Monday morning.

The incident, which has been described by Longford Gardai as “very serious”, took place at the railway bridge near Farneyhoogan, Longford between 12am and 12.30am.

The woman, who is local and in her mid-thirties, was walking alone when she was attacked near the railway bridge, close to the old swimming pool.

During the violent attack, the woman was sexually assaulted and she is said to be heavily traumatised following her ordeal. The scene was cordoned off on Monday for a forensic examination. Longford Gardai carried out door to door inquiries in the area on Monday. They are also appealing for anyone who may have seen anything to contact them (043 3346741).