Saturday 24 February 2018

Man (31) in custody over alleged sexual assault in Waterford

Gardai appeal for information in hit-and-run
Gardai appeal for information in hit-and-run

Gardai are investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Waterford.

The alleged attack took place in the early hours of Thursday night and Friday morning at St John's River Walk in Kilbarry.

It is understood that the girl was not hospitalised but was left seriously traumatised.

A 31-year-old man was arrested yesterday.

A Garda spokesperson told "We are investigating a sexual assault. A 31-year-old man is in custody."

The area was yesterday cordoned off for technical examination.

In March 2005, a 14-year-old girl was raped at the same spot.

Residents say that they have stopped using the walkway, particularly at night, because of public order nuisance.

Anyone with information can contact Waterford gardai on 05 130 5300 or the confidential hotline on 18 0066 6111.

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