Gardai Hunt Man Who Tried To Force Woman Into Carboot In North Dublin

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Man Held At Dundrum Garda Station

Update: A young man has been arrested in connection with the attempted abduction of a woman in north Dublin yesterday morning.

It’s reported that the woman was able to keep her legs out of the boot, preventing her attacker from closing it and driving off.

The man then attempted to drag her from the back of the car and force her into the back seat before passers-by heard her screams for help.

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The horrible incident occurred in Cabra on January 6th at roughly 7.30 am at Martin’s Grove by Blackhorse Avenue.

Officers had made an appeal to try and locate the suspect who is understood to have been wearing a white t-shirt and dark trousers.

A spokeswoman said via Dublin Live: “Gardaí in Cabra are investigating the assault and attempted abduction of a female in the Martin’s Grove/Blackhorse Avenue area of Dublin 7,”

“[This] occurred on Monday, 6th January 2020 at approximately 7.30am. The female, aged in her 60s, was approached by a male who attempted to force her into the boot of a car.

“The female managed to flee the scene and the car drove away via Blackhorse Avenue towards Dublin city centre. The car, described as a silver family saloon, may have turned left and driven onto the Navan Road.

“It is believed the suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and dark trousers.

“Gardaí wish to speak to any person who was in the vicinity of Blackhorse Avenue on 6th January 2020 between 6am and 8am, or anyone who may have information about this incident.

“Gardaí are appealing to road users that were driving in the Blackhorse Avenue area, who may have camera footage.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”