Sex at­tack re­ported by woman in Shankill

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOGARTY

A WOMAN in her 40s was sex­u­ally as­saulted at Bayview, in the Shankill area, on the evening of Fri­day, Jan­uary 30.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at around 5.45 p.m. She man­aged to fight him off and she hit the man a num­ber of times. The woman suf­fered mi­nor in­juries. A lone male ap­proached the woman and an as­sault took place. Gar­dai in Shankill have set up an in­ci­dent room at the sta­tion. A num­ber of state­ments have been taken and nu­mer­ous lines of in­quiry are cur­rently be­ing con­ducted. CCTV is be­ing ex­am­ined and gar­dai are mak­ing house-to-house in­quiries.

Gar­dai would like to speak with any­one who was in the area be­tween 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m., ei­ther on foot or in ve­hi­cles with dash cam­era footage.

This comes a year since a num­ber of at­tacks around Shankill Dart Sta­tion and nearby. At the end of De­cem­ber 2015, dur­ing Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary 2016, there were four at­tacks in the area.

It is un­der­stood that in this in­stance, a man who was around six feet tall made his es­cape up Killiney Hill Road.

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