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Update: Assault and Attempted Abduction of Female, 60s, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, 6th January 2020 - 8th January 2020

A 20-year-old male arrested in relation to the assault and attempted abduction of a female in her 60s has been released from the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act (1984). A file is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí continue to appeal to any person who was in the vicinity of Blackhorse Avenue on 6th January 2020 between 6am and 8am, or anyone who may have information about this incident, who has not yet contacted Gardaí, to come forward.

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