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Sexual Assault Incident Dublin - 18th December 2016

A man in his 20s has been arrested by Gardaí from 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.

It is understood the incident occurred at approximately 4am shortly after the woman had alighted from 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 yesterday (5/1/2017) 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.