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Serious Assault, James Street, Dublin 8 on the 7/5/22

Gardaí in Kilmainham are investigating a serious assault that occurred in the early hours of Saturday 7 May 2022 on James Street, Dublin 8. At approximately 5:20am a woman spoke with the suspect outside the Malt House pub on James Street.  Both the man and the woman walked further up James Street in the direction of St. James Hospital. As they approach the entrance of the hospital, the suspect tackled the woman to the ground and punched her repeatedly. The suspect then hit her with an object across the back of her head, causing injury. The suspect punched her again. He then stood up and remained in the area for a short time. He then walked away, back in the direction of the city centre.  Another woman came to the injured parties aid and attempted to ask two men for assistance. They attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect then crossed the road at the top of Bridgefoot Street and made his way towards the quays. He was last seen between Arran and Usher’s Quay. 

Description of Suspect: 

  • Aged in his 50’s
  • Between 5ft8 and 6ft in height
  • Grey hair
  • Clean shaven
  • Broad build
  • Dublin Accent
  • Wearing a black dress suit with distinctive trimming on the lapels, a white shirt, bow tie and black shoes. 

Garda Appeal: 

  • Do you recognise the man in the CCTV?
  • After the Incident, the man’s shirt was covered in blood. Did you see him?
  • Where you at a black-tie event on the night in question.
  • Did you see anyone matching the suspect’s description on the night, especially taxi drivers, who may have dash cam footage?
  • It was the early hours of Friday 6th into Saturday 7th, the morning of the Darkness into Light walk in Phoenix Park. Were you travelling in the area? Did you see anything in relation to this incident?
  • We would appeal to the two men who tried to block the man’s path and left the scene to contact us.
  • Can you identify the suspect in relation to this serious assault investigation? Gardaí would really appreciate your help. 

Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station, Investigating. Tel: 01-6669700