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Sunday 4 December 2016

Protest at garda station after attack on teen

Published 11/02/2016 | 02:30

The protest outside the garda station came after it emerged that a teenage girl was attacked on Tuesday night in Shankill, Dublin
The protest outside the garda station came after it emerged that a teenage girl was attacked on Tuesday night in Shankill, Dublin

Some 100 protesters besieged a garda station last night following a series of attacks on young women.

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The protest came after it emerged that a teenage girl was attacked on Tuesday night in Shankill, Dublin.

Since December there have been at least three reported attacks in the Shankill area.

The first attack was reported by a woman in her 40s, who was targeted close to Shankill Dart station on December 4.

On January 3, a woman in her 20s wrote in a Facebook post that a man in his 40s had attempted to drag her into a wooded area close to the station. She reported the incident to gardaí.

In Tuesday night's attack, the teenage girl said she had been grabbed and groped by a man close to the Shanganagh Grove junction.

Around 100 people took part in the protest outside Shankill Garda Station following news of the latest attack, with at least 20 people occupying the reception area for 20 minutes.

Protesters described the attacks as "attempted rapes" and expressed concern about safety in the area.

Yesterday detectives made door-to-door enquiries about Tuesday's attack.

A garda spokesman said they were investigating Tuesday's assault but had no other reports of assaults.

Irish Independent

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