Friday 28 April 2017

Gardai investigating after woman 'groped by man who tried to drag her down laneway'

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Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Gardai are investigating an attack on a young woman who was groped by a man who tried to drag her down a laneway on Sunday evening.

The young victim told how she was on her way home from work and on the Raheen Road in Springfield, Tallaght when she was approached from behind.

The incident happened at around 6pm.

The lady said a man in his 30s grabbed her from behind and tried to pull her back into a laneway she had just walked through.

As he did so he started groping her from behind, and saying ‘come on, come on’ to her, the victim reported.

The distressed young woman raised the alarm by screaming and a woman who was out walking in the estate with her children came to her aid.

“I’ve never been so scared,” said the victim in a social media post to warn others of the danger.

Gardai have confirmed they have received a report about the incident and are investigating the matter.

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