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Sunday 8 December 2019

Riverside attacker: Garda warning as they believe man could have struck before

The attacker pulled the woman into the river and tried to pull off her clothes.
The attacker pulled the woman into the river and tried to pull off her clothes.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

GARDAI have made an appeal for a woman to come forward who they believe may have been a second victim of an attack beside the river Boyne.

Last week a man attempted to attack a woman on a riverside walkway in Drogheda.

She was out jogging and became concerned the man was following her, so turned back to return home.

He then grabbed her, and dragged her in to the river Boyne and attempted to remove her clothing.

It happened at around 9am last Thursday.

Now gardai are appealing to a second woman they believe could have been involved in a second attempted attack.

As the jogger made her way back after the attack she met a Polish woman and told her what happened.

The woman, who they believe could be called Margot, told the jogger that the same thing had happened to her.

Officers are also investigating whether the attack is linked to a sex assault on a woman in Carpenterstown Park in Dublin 15 on Saturday, October 18th. 

The Drogheda attacker is described as being aged 23-25, of thin build and about 5 feet 7 inches tall.

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