Saturday 7 December 2019

Mother of two charged over boiling oil attack on garda reporters

A 27-year-old woman has been granted bail after she was charged with assaulting a garda who had boiling oil thrown over him in Dublin yesterday morning.

Garda Michael O'Shea, of Kilmainham Garda Station, was seriously injured after he was called to a domestic dispute at Mary Aikenhead House, a flat complex on James's Street in Dublin.

Garda O'Shea, who is in his 20s, was rushed to he nearby St James's hospital, where he is being treated for burns to his face, neck and shoulder.

A second man, Enzo Kone, was also injured during the incident. However, his injuries were not serious.

This morning, mother-of-two Rachel Hiheglo, who is originally from Togo, was charged at Dublin District Court with assault causing harm to Garda O'Shea and Enzo Kone.

Ms Hiheglo's solicitor Cahir O'Higgins told the court that the alleged incident arose “in the context of a dispute”.

Ms Hiheglo was granted legal aid and ordered to appear again on 12 September.

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