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Tinder 'rape': Man arrested after woman claims she was abducted and attacked

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The woman claims she was driven to an industrial estate and attacked

The woman claims she was driven to an industrial estate and attacked

The woman claims she was driven to an industrial estate and attacked

A man has been arrested by gardai investigating the rape of a woman, who met her attacker on the Tinder dating app.

The woman arranged to meet her Tinder companion for coffee at a location in Dublin’s south inner city last Thursday night.

It is alleged that after the coffee the attacker drove to an industrial estate, off the M50, and raped the woman, who is in her 30s.

She was later treated at the sexual assault unit in the Rotunda hospital.

Gardai from Kevin Street station arrested a suspect in his mid 30s today.

The man was taken to Kevin Street station where he was being questioned this evening under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

He can be held without charge for up to 24 hours, excluding rest periods.

Tinder is a dating app which connects people via Facebook profiles over a GPS system, allowing them to find matches close by.

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