Belfast Telegraph

Friday 24 October 2014

Man held in abduction bid probe

Gardai have arrested a man suspected of trying to abduct a teenage girl in Moyclare

A man has been arrested by gardai investigating the attempted abduction of a teenage girl.

A man driving a white van pulled up to the girl as she played on her bike outside her house in Moyclare, near Ferbane in Co Offaly, on July 19.

The 13-year-old chatted to the man before he tried to pull her into the small van. She escaped after the brief struggle.

The suspect, a man in his 40s, was arrested in the Tramore area of Co Waterford.

He is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, at Tullamore Garda Station.

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