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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Four arrested after vicious coastal attacks

Gardai made four arrests in Dun Laoghaire. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Gardai made four arrests in Dun Laoghaire. Photo: Gerry Mooney

FOUR people have been 
arrested on a popular 
Dublin seafront after allegedly 
assaulting two men and 
throwing rocks at swimmers.

Gardai said they are investigating the alleged assaults which occurred at Bullock 
Harbour in Dalkey and resulted 
in minor injuries to both 
victims on Tuesday.

The arrests were made on Dun 
Laoghaire seafront afterwards.

An onlooker said one of the victims was covered in blood after suffering a bad head injury as he fled his attackers before 
collapsing on the road near Bullock Harbour.

"I saw them holding this guy up against the rocks and one of them smacked him," said a witness. "He would have hit off the granite rock, so he was wide open, and then the other four jumped all over him."

The witness said the youths then moved up towards Dun Laoghaire - close to where they had been spotted earlier throwing rocks into the swimming area - and allegedly attacked another man.

Smack

"They went up and stopped this guy in a football jersey," said the witness. "I saw him getting a smack and the next minute they were all on top of him. I've never seen anything like it, in broad daylight with a couple of hundred people walking the seafront."

Four of the alleged culprits, 
two juveniles and two adults, were identified to the gardai, who were unable to find the fifth.

"All four have been released pending a file to the DPP and we are still investigating at this stage," said a garda spokesman.

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