Thursday 22 February 2018

Gardai investigating after woman (40s) attacked in South Dublin

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Ryan Nugent

Gardai are investigating an assault on a woman in Dublin this evening.

It is understood the woman in her 40s was attacked by a man close to the entry of the Bayview estate in Killiney.

The assault took place at around 5.45pm, with gardai arriving on the scene a short while later.

The woman suffered minor injuries and did not require medical assistance from the assault.

The attacker fled the scene on foot towards the Killiney Hill road.

No arrest has been made, with gardai in Shankhill investigating.

Local representative, Cormac Devlin told Independent.ie that a larger garda presence is required in the area to fend off a number of recent incidents.

"People are probably fearful, particularly women walking around alone," Mr Devlin said.

"I would obviously urge local residents to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the gardai.

"This is a very worrying incident for this lady.

"They lost Dalkey garda station a number of years ago, crime in the area has increased, unfortunately the number of gardai hasn't and that is leading to less visibility of gardai," he added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardai.

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