A man in his 20s has been arrested by Gardaí from Blanchardstown investigating an alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman in the Littlepace area of Dublin 15 in the early hours of the 18th of December.
It is understood the incident occurred at approximately 4am shortly after the woman had alighted from a Nitelink bus on Littlepace Road. While walking home she was approached, threatened and assaulted by a lone male. The woman managed to fend off her attacker and raise the alarm by flagging down a passing Taxi before alerting Gardaí. Her phone was also taken during the incident.
A man was arrested in the west Dublin area yesterday (5/1/2017) by investigating Gardaí and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.
Update 22:00 2016/01/06:
The man in his 20’s who had been arrested by Gardaí in Blanchardstown investigating an alleged sexual assault of an 18 year old woman in the Littlepace area of Dublin 15 is scheduled to appear before Criminal Court of Justice Number 2, tomorrow morning Saturday 7th January, 2017 at 1030a.m. charged in connection with the incident.