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The 'smallest piece of information' could help gardaí catch 3 men behind violent sexual assault

The incident occurred on 28 July 2016.

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GARDAÍ AND CRIMESTOPPERS have launched a new appeal for information over a violent sexual assault that took place in Clondalkin in July 2016.

On Thursday 28 July 2016 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.

Gardaí say the woman 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.

It is likely that the males involved were in the area for some time beforehand, gardaí said.

Today, Crimestoppers and the Gardaí said they are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area between 1am and 3.30am on 28 July 2016. They also want to hear from individuals who may have any information in relation to the incident.

Calls to Crimestoppers are completely anonymous and callers do not need to leave their name or address. Callers can claim a reward for information which significantly helps the investigation. Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.

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 28 July 2016. 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. 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.”

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 1800 25 00 25.

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