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Dublin abduction attempt: Gardaí ask elderly woman who spoke with victim close to well-known pub to come forward

A file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

LAST UPDATE | 8 Jan 2020

GARDAÍ HAVE CALLED for a woman who was out walking her dog on Blackhorse Avenue in Dublin on Monday to contact them in relation to the attempted abduction of a woman in her 60s.

Gardaí said that they believe the victim of the attack spoke briefly to an elderly lady who was walking a dog. They met close to Cumiskeys pub, officers added.  
Gardaí said they are anxious to speak to the person who was walking their dog as that person “may be in a position to assist with the investigation”.

Earlier today, it emerged a 20-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident was released without charge. 

The man was arrested yesterday and gardaí have now said that he has been released with a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The incident happened when a woman in her 60s was approached by a man who attempted to force her into the boot of a car parked in the Martin Grove in Dublin 7 area at around 7.30 am. 

The woman managed to flee the scene and the car drove away towards the city centre.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the vicinity of Blackhorse Avenue on the northern edge of Phoenix Part between 6am and 8am on Monday 6 January to contact them. 

Any road users who were in the area at this time and have camera footage are also being asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

A vehicle of interest to the investigating team was also impounded by gardaí and is subject to a forensic examination.

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