Tuesday 20 February 2018

Gardaí investigating after woman (40s) claims she was 'dragged into lane and attacked'

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Amy Molloy and Ken Foy

Gardai are investigating an alleged attempted sexual assault in Dublin city centre tonight.

A woman in her 40s claims she was dragged into a lane at Henry Place and attacked by a man.

The incident happened at around 8pm this evening.

An eye witness told Independent.ie they heard a woman shouting "help" as they were passing by.

"Just as we got to the lane we saw a struggle going on down on the ground. The guy was on top of her and had his hand over her mouth.

"He was pulling at her trousers and when we got there, he ran away. Then the guards came. I'm still in a state of shock."

A garda spokesman said investigations are ongoing.

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