Waterford Woman In The High Court Over Uk Assault


A Co Waterford woman wanted in the UK for allegedly attacking a man with a hammer has appeared in the High Court on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.

Martina McGrath is wanted by the British authorities over an assault on a 28 year old man in Essex on St Valentine’s Day, 3 years ago.

It’s alleged the 22 year old struck the man on the head with a hammer causing lacerations that required 8 stitches to repair.

A wooden stick and a metal bar were also used in the attack.

Det Sgt Jim Kirwan gave details to the court of arresting Martina McGrath this afternoon on foot of an extradition warrant.

The court heard when asked if she knew why she replied yes.

She is alleged to have used aliases in the past and has recently been serving a sentence in Limerick prison.

Her father and her cousin admitted taking part in the Essex attack and received prison sentences of 4 years and 3 years.

If extradited Martina McGrath will be prosecuted on 3 charges including intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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