Thursday 12 December 2019

Crimecall releases photofit of man who tried to strangle an au pair at a Dublin home

EvoFIT image of a man who assaulted an au pair in Templeogue, Dublin
EvoFIT image of a man who assaulted an au pair in Templeogue, Dublin
Grainne Seoige and Philip Boucher Hayes presented Crimecall
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

January's edition of Crimecall calls on the public to examine an EvoFIT image of a man who assaulted an au pair in Templeogue, Dublin.

The programme, airing on RTE One at 9.35pm, outlines the incident which occurred at a house in the Osprey Estate on the south side of the city on October 5 2015.

The au pair was at the family home when a man called to the door. 

The family were out for the day but the father’s business meant that colleagues would drop by the house to collect things at times. Believing this was the case, the young woman let the man in.

He grabbed her and threw her to the ground, covered her mouth and tried to strangle her. She fought him back until eventually he gave up and hurried from the house.

The au pair worked with the Garda Photographic Unit to create an EvoFIT, computer generated image of her attacker.

He is described as 40-50 years old, 5'7" - 5'9" in height with a narrow, pointed nose and scars on his face.  He has blue eyes.

EvoFit image of the man who attacked an au pair in Dublin


Also on the programme tonight, gardaí launch an appeal for information on the murder of Darren Kearns on Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, December 30, 2015.

Darren (34) was shot dead in the car park at the back of Comiskeys Pub on Blackhorse Avenue.

Darren and his wife had just left the restaurant over the pub and were driving out of the car park when a lone gunman fired several shots at them.

The gunman made his getaway in a light coloured BMW, which was later found burned out at Regal Park.

Darren Kearns


Gardai will also release CCTV of the raiders responsible for an aggravated burglary at a service station on the Garra Road in Mornington, Co Meath on Monday December 7 2015 at 9.40pm.

The petrol pumps were closed for the night and the staff was locking up when two raiders forced their way in, one pointing a gun at the staff. The men tied the staff up and emptied the safe. They spoke English to the staff but spoke in another language to each other.

Also, a Crimestoppers reward will be offered for information on the murder of Dean Johnston - Gardai make renewed appeal over young man gunned down as he sat in car five years ago

Anyone with information on any of these crimes can contact Crimecall on 1800 40 50 60

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