21 Jan 2022

Trio charged over alleged robbery of woman in Longford town remanded in custody for second time

Longford Courthouse.

Two men and a woman charged in connection to the alleged robbery of a woman in Longford town last week and which also resulted in the alleged assault of a man, have been remanded in custody.

Three people charged in connection to the alleged robbery of a woman and assault of a man who attempted to come to her aid following an incident in Longford town last week, have been remanded in custody.

John Kelly (30) and Frances O’Brien (23), both of 4 Cluain Ard, Ardnacassa made their second appearance at Longford District Court this morning (Tuesday) alongside Tony Wilson (36), 4 Avonmore Green, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Both Mr Kelly and Mr Wilson were charged with robbing a woman of her bag and assault causing harm at Mollaghan’s Car Park, Longford on November 7 2018.

The pair were remanded in custody by Judge Seamus Hughes to appear back before a sitting of Harristown District Court on November 23.

Their female co-accused, Ms O’Brien was also charged with robbery, including a bag containing €100 worth of contents.

She has likewise been remanded in custody and is due to appear back at a sitting of Longford District Court next Tuesday (November 20).

The trio were arrested after a woman was approached by a number of individuals last Wednesday evening as she made her way from Longford Train Station.

A male bystander who witnessed the incident unfold and attempted to intervene was allegedly assaulted as a consequence.

Gardaí investigating the incident have praised the support of the public for their assistance in the ensuing investigation.

They have also confirmed that a canvass of the Dublin-Sligo evening train the alleged female victim undertook last Wednesday will take place tomorrow (Wednesday).

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