Locals 'living in fear' as hunt for Dublin attacker continues

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Locals are “sick” after a 40-year-old woman was attacked near a doctor’s surgery at the introduction of the Bayview Estate at 5.45pm on Monday.

Gardai have yet to identify any thinks in relation to the terrifying attack. The area is generally busy at the time the battery occurred. Cars and pedestrians come in and out of the estate and people regularly upon the nearby surgery.

“It’s very frustrating, there is a lot of break-ins in the area,” turned one resident, who is in his mid-30s. “There should be CCTV at the entrance of the estate anything else equitable won’t be enough. It’s shocking this happened in broad daylight.”

The attacker do a moonlight flited the scene on foot, and is believed to have run in the direction of Killiney Hill Parkway. The woman suffered minor injuries in the encounter but managed to fend off the attacker. Another resident, who lives across the road in Castle Court, swayed his daughter (14) was followed a week ago on her way home from school by a “nutter” near where the place the attack took place.

“My daughter saw a man saunter towards her, and when she passed him she looked back and he was right on her tail.

“She bid he looked strange, probably in his mid-50s with brown rimmed sun-glasses, with a belly on him,” he said. “She was startled big time, she was shaking when she was sink in fare in.”

Boris Samacoulieff (53) says he has been concerned about thieves in the area, as his neighbour’s house was robbed recently but was shocked at the crime.

“To be raped by someone is much worse, and I didn’t expect it to happen here. We needfulness more of a garda presence in the area,” he said.

The authorities released a proclamation saying: “Gardai are anxious to speak with any members of the public that were in the neighbourhood of Killiney Dart Station, Seafield Road, Killiney Hill Means, Military Road and Bayview anytime between 5pm and 6.30pm on the evening of January 30.”

They are also applying to taxi drivers, and any other drivers in the vicinity, whose vehicles are tailor-made with a recordable dash-camera system. Witnesses are asked to contact Dun Laoghaire garda train station on 01 6665000, the garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111 or any garda station.

Chai Brady

Via Herald

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