Sligo woman appears in Sligo District Court today over hammer attack

A young Sligo woman has appeared today at the district court charged with assaulting and causing harm to another woman in a Sligo shop, last weekend.

20-year-old Megan Scanlon Citygate Apartments, Sligo is charged with assaulting Pauline Furmanczyk at Armstrong’s Cash Savers on January 16 causing her harm.

Garda James Conneely gave evidence of the arrest charge and caution of the defendant.

The garda said he arrested the defendant at 6.55pm on January 16 and then brought her to Ballymote Garda Station where she was later charged.

The defendant, who was represented by solicitor, Gerry McGovern, made no comment after her caution and was released to appear at today’s court.

Sergeant Derek Butler said the matter might not go ahead in the district court.

He said a file was being prepared for the DPP.

The case was put back to April 29 for DPP directions.

Garda Conneely asked that a condition of her release on bail was to “stay away from the alleged injured party as this was a small town.”

She was also to stay away from any State witnesses and the shop where the alleged assault took place.

The defendant was released on her own ball bond of €100 until April 29