Saturday 24 February 2018

Gardai investigate attempted abduction where two men 'tried to cover young boy's face'

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Gardai are investigating an attempted abduction of a seven-year-old boy as he played outside a community centre near his home in Wexford.

The young boy alleged he was approached by two men who tried to cover his face in the Maudlintown area at around 7pm on Sunday evening.

The distraught mother of the young boy said the men scratched his hand off a wall which left him bleeding.

“The f***ers tried to put something over his face and said "your coming with us"[sic],” the mother wrote on Facebook warning other parents.

“(He) described them as having brown skin and two grown up men. Lucky another few children came and (my son) kicked the scumbag and ran away.”

The mother said the two men had a white van parked in Edenvale Avenue on Dolphin Road in Wexford.

The gardai were informed and are investigating the alleged incident, a spokesperson confirmed to

Local Independent Cllr David Hynes said it's "very frightening" for the community.

"I have two granchildren and it's terrible to think that you can't leave two children out for fear they'll be abducted. People are very concerned, there's a lot of children in the area."

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