Woman is victim of violent assault

A second assault in the space of three days took place on Rampart Lane this week when a 36-year old woman was knocked unconscious between 3am and 4am in the early hours of October 4. The woman was approached by three-four males in dark clothing and assaulted. She was knocked unconscious during the assault and had her handbag stolen which contained cash and medication.
She was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where she was treated for a dislocated thumb and facial abrasions. Three days earlier a 26-year old male was assaulted at the same location by a number of males and he too was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. If anybody noticed anything suspicious in the area of Ramparts Lane in the early hours of October 4th please contact Dundalk Garda Station or call the confidential hotline on 1800666111.
On Friday October 5 following a joint operation involving Louth County Council and An Garda Siochana targeting suspected illegal dumping, under Waste Management Acts, Revenue was alerted to a possible illicit oil operation.
As a result, Revenue Officers searched a commercial premises at Millpark, Knockbridge, under warrant, and discovered and dismantled two separate oil laundering operations.
Approximately 5,000 litres of illicit fuel, a lorry, an adapted refrigerated trailer, a van containing barrels of diesel sludge, bleaching agent and various tanks and pumping equipment were seized. Investigations are on-going.
There were two drug incidents this week recorded by Dundalk Gardaí. The first incident occurred in Drive 1 Muirhevnamor on October 3rd when Gardaí noticed a man acting suspiciously. The 33-year old male ran when he saw the gardai but was caught and found to have €1000 worth of various tablets on his possession. A file is currently being prepared for the DPP in relation to this incident.
The second incident saw a house in Chapel St raided on the 7th October where cannabis herb and various drug paraphernalia were found in the house.

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