Wednesday 26 November 2014

Commuter witnesses couple 'in sexual act' on Luas in broad daylight

Published 17/02/2014 | 18:58

A commuter has described a shocking incident on the Luas today where a couple engaged in a sexual act in broad daylight, in front of other passengers.

She told how a woman tried to perform a sexual act on her partner on the Red Line this afternoon, between the Four Courts Luas stop and the Connolly Station stop.

The woman, who is a regular commuter on the Luas, said she was shocked at the incident.

“Young woman tries (and fails) to perform a sex act on boyfriend on the Luas in broad daylight,” she wrote online.

The incident follows the theft of TD Olivia Mitchell’s purse, containing €250 and credit cards, over a week ago on the green line.

And in December, Luas operators Transdev urged passengers to contact them when seeing evidence of drug-taking on the tram – after a passenger saw a drug addict inject himself in the groin.

Luas Heuston station. Photo: Mark Condren.

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There were 90 thefts on the Luas in 2013 and undercover gardai are patrolling both Luas lines as the crime problem on the capital's tram system continues.

A spokesperson for Transdev, which operates the Luas, has advised passengers that the key thing is to report any disturbing incidents on the Luas.

“There have been no reports today. No requests from the gardai for CCTV, no reports through customer care, and no reports through our customer compliance department.”

“If anyone witnesses a situation on the tram, the key thing is to let us know. There’s a red button on the tram which is connected to the driver and there’s a red button on the platform.”

“The key thing is to let us know. Let us know what you see.”

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