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Friday 24 January 2020

Tragic mother Nadine loses her fight for life

Nadine Lott has died
Nadine Lott has died

A 30-year-old woman who was allegedly assaulted in her Co Wicklow home has died in hospital.

Mother-of-one Nadine Lott died in St Vincent's Hospital at around 6pm yesterday where she had been in a critical condition since Saturday morning.

On Monday, a Dublin man replied "sorry" after being charged with assault causing serious harm to the mother of his child in Arklow over the weekend.

Daniel Murtagh (32) appeared in court in relation to the alleged assault of Ms Lott on Saturday morning.

Ms Lott had been in a critical condition following the incident at her home in St Mary's Court, Arklow, at around 4am.

Vigil

The accused, of Melrose Grove, Clondalkin, appeared at Bray District Court where he was remanded in custody.

A candlelight vigil was held for the tragic mother in her home town on Monday night which was attended by hundreds of people.

In posts on social media locals showed their support for Nadine and her family. One wrote: "Thinking of u all. Keep up the fight Nadine. Praying every day and night."

Another added: "What a fantastic show of love and prayer for Nadine and her family."

Mr Murtagh, of Melrose Grove, Clondalkin, appeared before Bray District Court on Monday.

Daniel Murtagh
Daniel Murtagh

Detective Garda Darren Mulhall, of Arklow Garda Station, gave evidence of arresting Mr Murtagh at 1.40pm for the purpose of charging him under Section 4 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

After being charged, Mr Murtagh replied "sorry", the court heard. The offence of assault causing serious harm carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Det Gda Mulhall objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the charge the accused is facing.

He also said there was a possibility of more serious charges being brought.

Further evidence was given by gardai objecting to bail which cannot be reported.

Judge David Kennedy refused the bail application and remanded Mr Murtagh in custody.

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