Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with an attack on a woman in Dublin last weekend.

The woman alleged she escaped after she was held against her will at a bed and breakfast in the city last Sunday night

The man was arrested in Beaumont this morning and is being questioned at Mountjoy Garda Station

The woman told detectives that she was there with a man who assaulted her in one of the rooms and that she made her escape by climbing out a window

Gardaí had been searching for a man who was admitted to Beaumont Hospital during the week.

Just after 9am they arrested a 47-year-old man outside the hospital on suspicion of falsely imprisoning the woman.

He is being detained at Mountjoy Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be questioned for up to 24 hours