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Sexual Assault in Capenterstown, Castleknock, Dublin 15 on the 18/10/14

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Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault that occurred at Carpenterstown Park, Dublin 15 on Saturday the 18th October 2014.

The park is located close to several housing estates and is known locally as “Tir na Nóg Park”. At approximately 7.30am a woman entered the park from the entrance located  on Diswellstown road, Lutterellstown. As the woman was waking through the park making her way to work she was grabbed from behind and assaulted. The suspect restrained the woman using a belt which he placed around her neck.

During the assault the woman was punched several times to the side of her forehead. She fell to the ground at this point. The woman had managed to make her way to the gate located beside the Community College. At this point she was ordered by her assailant to remove some of her clothing. She refused and managed to escape running to a nearby shopping centre.

Description of suspect

• Five foot eight / five foot nine in height, clean shaven and spoke with a European type accent, wearing a grey hooded top and dirty beige trousers. The man had braces on his teeth.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the park before or during the assault to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the man leaving the park and

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who after considering the description of the man is in a position to make a nomination, to come forward.

Telephone Gardaí Blanchardstown Garda Station ph 01 6667000