A woman was assaulted in her own home as she attempted to fight off a violent burglar. The attack on her ocurred during an early morning break-in in Co Wicklow.
The hoodlum broke into her house in Ballanagh Crescent, Avoca in Wicklow at 10am on Wednesday morning.
He then asked the woman if she wanted to buy cosmetics, when she refused and asked the thuig to leave, he grabbed her.
The woman was able to wrestle the man off but he punched her in the face before running from the house.
Dublin Live reports that gardai are presently looking over CCTV footage and are urging anyone who may have seen anything to contact Gardai in Arklow on (0402) 32304.