Man held in abduction bid probe
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.