A student in Cork has had a lucky escape after she managed to get away from two men who she claims were trying to assault her in the city last Friday.
The 18-year-old student called Lisa-Marie said she was walking home from Cork Institute of Technology on Friday afternoon when one man on a bicycle started talking to her as she was walking across the road.
The man continued to walk along with her after they crossed the road and insisted on accompanying her as she made to turn off into her estate.
As they walked on another man wearing a white cap, who she had spotted minutes earlier, appeared and stopped beside her so that they ended up, as she claims, "sandwiching me in-between them".
Luckily, she acted quickly and told the men that she was being picked up by a car that she had just spotted. She managed to walk away from them before running away on reaching a corner.
She contacted the facebook page of local radio station, RedFM, in order to warn other young girls in the area about the incident.
She said: "On Friday evening a young girl 17 was allegedly attacked and I heard an attempted abduction happened in the Silversprings area. This doesn't seem like a coincidence.
"I'm 18 myself and I don't want any other young girl in the Cork area to be targeted or feel in danger when walking alone."