Man arrested in Kerry following the assault of a pregnant woman 3 years ago

Man arrested in Kerry following the assault of a pregnant woman

A man has been arrested in Kerry following the assault of a pregnant woman.

The woman was beaten and hospitalised in Listowel over the weekend. The baby girl was stillborn some time later.

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The woman was 32 weeks' pregnant at the time of the assault.

RTE reports that Gardaí arrested a man in his 20s in connection with the assault but that he was later released without charges.

The Assistant State Pathologist will carry out a postmortem examination to discover why the baby was stillborn.

The woman is currently being treated at University Hospital Kerry.