70 year old Irish nun mauled PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 March 2017 11:18


An Irish nun was mauled by a still unidentified suspect in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur last Wednesday.

A Police Regional Office- 9 report identified the nun as Kathleen Anne Melia, 70 years old, an Irish national.

According to the report, Melia was standing outside the convent of the San Jose Parish Church in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur at around 9:26pm when un unidentified man wearing a mask and bonnet tried to cover the victim’s mouth and boxed her.

The nun, who was hit on the face and chest. fell on the ground.

She sustained multiple injuries on various parts of her body.

The nun was immediately brought to the Midsalip Infirmary Hospital and thereafter to the Medina General Hospital in Ozamis city for treatment.

The Midsalip Municipal Police conducted hot pursuit operation against the suspect for possible identification and arrest.  (Liza Jocson)