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Assault: convicted paedophile Danny Ward

Assault: convicted paedophile Danny Ward

Assault: convicted paedophile Danny Ward

A convicted child rapist has been spotted leaving Ireland aboard a ferry.

Danny Ward (35) was spotted by a concerned parent who took pictures of him aboard the Dublin to Holyhead ferry.

It is understood Ward informed gardaí that he was leaving Ireland and that they have notified UK police that he is heading there.

Ward has been attacked by vigilante groups a number of times in recent months, and has had to be moved several times and protected by gardaí.

Last month he was chased and beaten by a group in Dún Laoghaire. It was reported that he was sleeping rough in the area at the time.

Before that he was ran out of accommodation in north Dublin and Ringsend by angry locals.

More recently, Ward was spotted on the ferry to Wales drinking a pint.

Ward was released from prison last year and has been spotted in a number of locations since, including outside a girls' school on Dublin's northside.

He was placed on the sex offenders' register for life after being convicted of raping a child.

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