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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Gardai seek good Samaritan who intervened to help woman during alleged assault this morning

Published 11/05/2016 | 14:54

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Gardai are searching for a man accused of an alleged assault on a woman in her 20s near a Dublin beach early this morning.

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They also wish to speak with a motorist, a middle aged man, who came to the woman’s assistance during the assault.

The alleged assault took place on James Larkin Road, Raheny between the junctions of the causeway Dollymount Beach and Howth Road known locally as the black banks, between 1.30am and 2.30am today.

The woman was walking towards Howth Road when a man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground, a garda spokesperson said.

The suspected offender ran off when the motorist came to help the woman.

The suspect is described as being between 45-50 years old, and as having short, black hair.

He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms with white stripes on the legs and he spoke with a Dublin accent.

The motorist, a middle aged man, who came to the woman’s assistance dropped her at her home in Kilbarrack but did not give his name or contact details.

"Gardaí would like to speak with this man who came to the woman’s assistance or anyone who was in the area or who may have witnessed the assault," the garda spokesperson said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Raheny Garda Station on 01 666 4300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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