Clane sex attack may be linked to incident last week

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Clane sex attack may be linked to incident last week
20:57 Thursday 14th of June 2018

Gardai have renewed their appeal for witnesses and information in relation to an alleged sexual assault in Clane in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Reports emerged online today that the incident may be linked to another sexual assault on a woman 100km away in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow on Monday of last week.

A road near the Fairgreen area in the town was closed as Gardaí carried out door-to-door inquiries in the area on Tuesday, June 5.

The incident is alleged to have happened between 12 midnight on Sunday and 2am on Monday, June 4.

The incident in Clane involving a woman aged in her early 20s is alleged to have taken place near the local Aldi store on Millicent Road on Tuesday between 1am and 1.30am.

No arrests have been made yet.

Witnesses

A Garda spokeswoman told KildareNow this morning: "Our appeal for witnesses still stands and investigations are ongoing."

Taxis / Hackneys

Gardai have also appealed for help from taxi or hackney drivers who may have been working in Clane at the time.

Dash cams

Motorists have also been asked to check dash cam footage if they were in the area.

The young woman alleged she was attacked by three men while walking home.

The woman, who is Irish, was returning from a night out socialising at the time.

It's understood the young woman then called into a house in a nearby estate and raised the alarm.

The young woman has spoken to Gardaí and has said that she did not know the men prior to the attack.

Gardaí in Naas are investigating and are asking anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in Clane on Monday night or early yesterday morning to come forward.

They are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen anything unusual on Millicent Road or who can help Gardaí to contact them at Naas Garda Station on 045 884300.

People may also call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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