09/01/2020

20-Year-Old Charged With Attempted Abduction Of 69-Year-Old Woman

A 20-year-old has appeared at Dublin District Court charged in connection with the attempted abduction of a woman in Dublin.

The woman, 69, was attacked from behind on the morning of Monday, 06 January, as she walked on Blackhorse Avenue. In the attack, the man allegedly tried to force the woman into his car – first in the boot and then in the passenger seat. The woman fought with the man and managed to stop herself being forced into the vehicle.

According to reports, the man allegedly said "I'm sorry, it was a joke that went wrong", in response to the charge.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on 16 January.

(MH/CM)

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