Gardaí investigate assault on woman in south Dublin

Councillor seeks review of lighting and increased Garda patrols following incidents

A Fianna Fáil councillor is seeking a review of lighting in Killiney and further Garda patrols. Photograph: Frank Miller

A Fianna Fáil councillor is seeking a review of lighting in Killiney and further Garda patrols. Photograph: Frank Miller

 

Gardaí are investigating an assault on a women in Killiney in south Dublin.

A Garda spokesman said a woman, aged in her 40s, was attacked by a man at about 5.45pm on Monday in the Bayview area.

“We’re not confirming any sexual assault. It’s an assault,” he said.

The woman suffered minor injuries and did not require any medical treatment. No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

It is understood gardaí in Shankill have set up an incident room and are checking CCTV footage as well as conducting house-to-house inquiries.

Local councillor Cormac Devlin of Fianna Fáil said this was the second serious incident in the Killiney area this year.

“I would ask the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the gardaí,” he said.

Mr Devlin said he had asked Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council officials to review public lighting in the Killiney and Shankill area to ensure it is fit for purpose.

“I have also asked Garda management to step up patrols, particularly mountain bike patrols around Killiney Hill and the adjacent Dart stations,” he said.