Garda investigation after woman (20s) pulled to ground in Dublin attack

Suspect ran off after passing driver came to woman's assistance

Garda investigation after woman (20s) pulled to ground in Dublin attack

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Gardaí have launched an investigation into an alleged assault on a woman in Dublin last week.

The woman, who is in her 20s, is said to have been walking down James Larkin Road in Raheny when a man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground.

The incident happened at the junction of Dollymount Beach and Howth Road, an area known locally as the black banks, between 1.30am and 2.30am on Tuesday, May 3rd.

The suspected attacker is described as being short, between 45 and 50 years old, with black hair and a Dublin accent. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms with white stripes at the time.

The man ran off after a passing motorist came to the woman's assistance. The male driver dropped the woman off at her home in Kilbarrack but did not give his name or contact details.

Gardaí are looking to speak to the motorist and anyone else who may have witnessed the assault. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Raheny Garda Station on 01 666 4300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.