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Assault at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on the 21/7/16

Assault at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on the 21/7/16

Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to an assault on a woman that occurred on the morning of Thursday 21st July 2016.

At approximately 10.45am a woman entered Corkagh Park for a morning run. She had ran this park before and she knew her lap well. One lap of the park is roughly three kilometres and would take approximately twenty minutes. It was one of the warmest days of the summers. As the woman ran past the baseball field towards the Cherrywood estate she noticed a man walking towards her. The man was wearing a winter style jacket with the hood up, he appeared to be looking down at his mobile phone as he walked past her. The woman thought he looked odd but continued on her run past the lakes towards St. John’s car park and around the park again for a second lap. As the woman ran by the baseball fields for a second time she noticed the same man she had seen earlier running across the fields. His jacket was now open with the hood down.

As the woman made her way by the Cherrywood Estate towards the lakes she was grabbed from behind and pushed towards the shrubbery close to the path. The woman screamed and the man put his hand over her mouth and attempted to drag her into the bushes. The woman continued to scream and struggle and using her right elbow managed to push him off. The attacker then fled running across a bridge towards the baseball fields. A man who had was in the park came to the woman’s aid and the called the Gardaí.


• This assault occurred shortly after 11am on Thursday 21st July, it was an extremely warm and sunny day and Corkagh Park was very busy with families, walkers and cyclists that morning. Where you in the park that morning and did you see something, please come forward.

• The attacker was wearing a dark winter style jacket with dark bottoms and a black t-shirt with a gold emblem, he was approximately five foot in height of very slim build with a tanned face. He was described as being in his late twenties or early thirties.  Please study the detailed EVOFIT compiled by the injured party and together with the description provided, can you help identify him?

• Gardaí are anxious to know where the assailant went after the assault and a mode of transport used, did you see a man matching this description in one of the car parks of the park.

Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating     Telephone 01667600