ALLEGED ATTACK

Gardaí investigating alleged attack on girl (5) by young boys in North East

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

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tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

An Garda Síochána provides advice to Victims of Coercive Control

Gardaí are investigating an alleged attack on a five-year-old girl by three young boys in the North East of the country. 

An allegation that the girl (5) went with the three boys (aged between seven and ten) to a shed in an abandoned house and was subsequently attacked there, was made two weeks ago. 

Gardaí are investigating allegations that the girl was struck a number of times with a stick before she escaped. 

The child did not sustain serious injuries but was said to have been "traumatised" by the attack. 

The incident is currently being investigated by a garda team and detectives are currently waiting to conduct interviews with all of the four children involved.