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Woman arrested after ‘assault on health worker’ at Sligo hospital

A Garda spokesman said an ‘altercation’ occurred on Saturday morning at Sligo University Hospital.

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(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

A woman has been arrested in Co Sligo after allegedly assaulting a health worker.

A Garda spokesman said an “altercation” occurred at around 7.30am on Saturday at Sligo University Hospital.

He said: “During the altercation, the woman assaulted a hospital worker. She was later arrested under the Public Order Act and taken to Ballymote Garda station.”

The woman is due to appear before a special sitting of Sligo District Court on Saturday evening.

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