Man arrested following abduction attempt in Cabra

by Rachel Darcy

Gardaí have arrested a 20 year old man following an assault and attempted abduction of a woman in the Blackhorse Avenue area of Cabra on Monday.

On Monday morning, a woman in her 60s was approached by a man who attempted to force her into the boot of his car at approximately 7:30am. The woman managed to escape and flee the scene, and the car sped toward the city centre.

On Tuesday, Gardai announced that they had arrested a 20 year old man. He is currently being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act (1984) on suspicion of offence of false imprisonment contrary to Section 15 of Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act (1997). 

A vehicle of interest has also been detained and will undergo a forensic examination.

On Tuesday morning, as part of the investigation, a sequence of information gathering checkpoints were carried out at the location of the incident.

Gardaí continue to appeal to anyone in the vicinity of Blackhorse Avenue on 6th January 2020 between 6am and 8am, or anyone who may have information about this incident to come forward.

Gardaí are also appealing to any road users that were travelling in the Blackhorse Avenue area at this time that may have camera footage to contact Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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