Gardai arrest man over sexual assault in Dublin

The incident took place on the 18th of December

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A man in his 20s has been arrested by Gardaí in Blanchardstown investigating an alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman in the Littlepace area of Dublin 15 in the early hours of the 18th of December.

The man has since been charged in connection with the incident and is scheduled to appear before Criminal Court of Justice Number 2, this morning Saturday 7th January. 

It is understood the incident occurred at approximately 4am shortly after the woman had gotten off a Nitelink bus on Littlepace Road.

While walking home she was approached, threatened and assaulted by a lone male. The woman managed to fend off her attacker and raise the alarm by flagging down a passing Taxi before alerting Gardaí. Her phone was also taken during the incident.

A man was arrested in the west Dublin area on Thursday by investigating Gardaí and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.