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Appeal made in relation to violent sexual assault

Wednesday, 27th December, 2017 6:00pm
Appeal made in relation to violent sexual assault


Appeal made in relation to violent sexual assault


CRIMESTOPPERS has launched an appeal for information in relation to a violent sexual assault that took place in Clondalkin in 2016.

On Thursday, July 28 at approximately 3.05am a young woman was walking with her bicycle on the Lucan Newlands Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 in the direction of the Fonthill Road.

She was attacked and dragged into a secluded area where she was subjected to a violent sexual assault. There were three men involved in this attack. The incident lasted up to 15 minutes.

 Investigators say it is likely that the males involved were in the area for some time beforehand.

Crimestoppers and the gardai are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area between 1am and 3.30am on July 28.

They also want to hear from individuals who may have any information in relation to the incident. 

 Detective Inspector Mark O’Neill, Lucan Garda Station said: "We are appealing to the public to come forward with any information on who they saw in the area around Lucan Newlands Road in the early morning of Thursday, July 28.

“Did anyone see the three males or see any suspicious activity in the area on that night?” 

 "The local community was very helpful to our investigation when this crime was first reported,” he added.

“We are now asking people to come forward with any information at all they have. Even the smallest piece of information, which may seem insignificant, might help with the investigation.

“It is important for the safety of the community that we identify and bring these individuals to justice.” 

 "If a member of the public prefers to give the information without identifying themselves, they can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.”



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