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March 26

The Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to an assault which occurred at Cross Guns Bridge, Phibsborough on the 9th February 2013 at approximately 03.20am.

The injured party had been in a pub in the Phibsborough area with a friend on the night of the assault. She left the pub at approximately 3.10am. She turned left and walked up towards Phibsborough.

The injured party headed towards Crossguns Bridge. She didn’t notice a man walking behind her. As she reached the crest of Cross Gun’s Bridge the man attacked her from behind by putting his arm around her neck and pulled her from the bridge and onto the pathway by the canal. The woman tried to fend him off but he managed to get her onto the ground. She started to scream and fought him off again. But he grabbed her again and tried to pull her back towards the canal.

A taxi driver saw the woman struggling and pulled in, a second taxi driver also stopped. The woman managed to get up and run to one of the Taxi drivers. One of the taxi drivers ran after the attacker. Three young men who were passing at the time of the assault also ran after the attacker who managed to get away.


• Gardaí are appealing to any person who was in the Crossguns Bridge area on the night of the assault. In particular to any taxi men working in the area at the time- they may have something to offer or may have noticed some suspicious activity that resembled an attack on a young woman.

• The suspect is described as approximately five foot seven in height, slim build and wearing a ‘tanned’ jacked with the rim of a white shirt slightly exposed just beneath the rear of the jacket. He wore dark coloured jeans. He had a Dublin accent and may have been drinking locally that night / early hours into the next day.

• The suspect made his escape down the canal and in the direction of Shandon Park – he may have gone into Shandon Park itself or escaped via Crossguns Quay apartments, Shandon Mill apartments or Shandon Gardens. Gardaí are appealing to any person living in these areas who may have seen some person matching the description of the suspect to come forward.

• People should be aware of the dangers involved whilst walking alone in particular at that time in the night or morning. Men and women should organise alternative arrangements or indeed leave with a group.

Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating            Telephone 01 666 8600

Mexican Emblem

The Gardai at Donnybrook are investigating a burglary at a private residence in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 between the 8th of December 2012 and 9th of January 2013.

During the course of the burglary the items stolen included a "sentry safe" collection of decorative Cuff links, a collection of decorative letter openers, a collection of watches, a collection of pens and a collection of personal diaries.

The personal diaries do not have a great monetary value but are of significant sentimental value to the owner. Some of the cufflinks, watches, pens and letter openers that were stolen had the Mexican National Emblem Crest emblazoned as per attached pictures.

Gardaí at Donnybrook Garda Station are investigating        Telephone 01 666 9200

CD Fit

The Gardaí at Rathmines Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to an indecency incident which occurred at Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6 on the 16th December 2012.

At approx 4.25hrs on the 16/12/2012 a woman was walking home on Highfield Road, Rathgar when a male came from behind her and began to walk along side her. This male was exposing himself while walking beside her. The woman pushed him away, screamed and ran off. The culprit walked after her as far as Neville Road, then disappeared.

The injured party assisted with An Garda Síochána with the preparation of a CD Fit which was done on the same day as the incident. The injured party described the suspected offender as follows:

• Between 20-30 years old, clean shaven, short dark spiky hair, sallow complexion, possibly Eastern European and wearing a navy windshield jacket and blue jeans.

Gardaí at Rathmines Garda Station are investigating           Telephone 01 666 6700

Paedophiles are using the Internet to target and groom children.  We explained how international cooperation is helping to track down the perpetrators across jurisdictions and to find the victims of child abuse over the Internet.  We also gave advice to parents on how to protect your children’s on-line behaviour that might be an indication of blackmail and how reporting any suspicious content or activities is so important. A feature was broadcast to heighten awareness amongst parents. 

To report anonymously any suspected illegal material found on the internet please go online at www.hotline.ie or Low Call Phone 0818 610 710

Paul Cullen

The Gardaí at Cabra Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of Paul Cullen of Fassaugh Avenue, Cabra on Sunday the 3rd March 2013.

At almost 6.00pm Paul Cullen arrived at the Cabra House pub. He socialised with his father, brother and a friend. Shortly after 7pm a motorcycle parked on the footpath in front of the pub and the pillion passenger of the motorcycle got off and walked into the front bar. The gun man identified Paul and shot him with his handgun fatally wounding him.

The gun man then fled the scene on the motorcycle and headed along Fassaugh Avenue towards the junction with Killala Road, where it almost collided with a car. The car is not better described.


• Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to those responsible for the murder of Paul Cullen, central to the appeal are several sightings of a high powered motorbike in the Cabra and Finglas areas.

• The sightings of the bike before arriving at Fassaugh Avenue include Broombridge Road and when it leaves the scene it travels back in the same direction taking in Fassaugh Avenue, Broombridge Road, Ballyboggin Road, Rathoath Road and Cardiffsbridge Road.

• After the murder as the motorcycle and its occupants were making its get away it almost collided with a car at the junction of Fassaugh Avenue with Killala Road – Gardaí are appealing for the occupant(s) of the car to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the motorcycle and its current location.

Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating      Telephone 01 666 7000

The Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a robbery of a cash in transit van on the 3rd December 2012 at 12.45pm.

When the security van pulled into the Carpenterstown shopping centre a Volkswagen Golf pulled up directly outside and a man jumped out from the rear seat. The raider ran over to the security guard and threatened him, he told him to drop the box or he would shoot him. The security guard dropped the money box and the raider picked it up and ran back to the car which took off immediately. The Volkswagen was later found at Luttrelstown Chase.

Description of Raiders:

Raiders 1: Approx. Five foot ten inches and Six foot in height, athletic build. He wore a grey hoodie with scarf and hat covering his face. He wore white Asics runners and spoke with a Dublin accent.

Raider 2:  The driver of the vehicle had a thin face with high cheekbones. He was between 24 and 30 years of age and was wearing a black beanie hat and glasses. He was at least Six foot in height.


• Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the two raiders that carried out this robbery.

• Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the raiders who are described above. The public are asked to consider the descriptions offered together with the vehicle used to transport the men which is a Silver 5 Door Hatchback VW Golf with registration number 98D*****

• After the robbery the raiders then travelled a short distance to Luttrelstown Chase where they exited onto the Porterstown Road, did you see where the raiders went from here, or did they transfer into a second vehicle?

Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating             Telephone 01 666 7000