Woman kicked on ground during Nenagh mugging by teen girls

A middle-aged woman was kicked on the ground by two teenage girls during a mugging in Nenagh last week. The woman was walking at Summerhill on Friday, April 4, when she was struck from behind and knocked to the ground by the juveniles.

The teens took the woman’s bag but not before they had kicked her while she lay on the ground, according to Nenagh gardai.

The woman recognised one of her young attackers and reported the incident to the Garda station.

The two girls were later apprehended by the Gardai and brought before the juvenile court.

Meanwhile, a man who went beserk in Portland, Lorrha, had to be restrained by taser, the Gardai reported.

A garda spokesman said they received a call around 2.30pm on Wednesday, April 2, that a man was threatening his parents with a hammer. When they arrived the man was driving a tractor and drove it into the rear of the patrol car, writing it off.

He drove away but returned to threaten the gardai with the hammer before smashing the patrol car’s windows.

He then drove to a nearby farm where the gardai made several attempts to calm him down. However, this failed and the man ran at the Gardai brandishing a chainsaw. The RSU was at the scene and and the man was tasered and brought to Nenagh Garda station. The man was subsequently charged with two counts of possession of a weapon and one charge of criminal damage.

Nenagh gardai are also investigating two burglaries that happened within an hour of each other on April 4. In the first, an estimated E10,000 worth of equipment was taken from the Tipperary Tool and Plant Hire store at Springford. The Gardai have recovered CCTV footage of the incident.

The Gardai believe the same gang may have been involved in the second burglary at the Husqvarna centre on the Thurles road during which a large amount of gardening equipment was taken.

The Gardai are appealing to anybody who may have seen anything suspicious in the early hours of April 4, and particularly if they observed any vans in either area.


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