Taxi driver's intervention stopped more serious assault on woman on crutch, say gardaí

Taxi driver's intervention stopped more serious assault on woman on crutch, say gardaí

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Blanchardstown, west Dublin, in the early hours of yesterday.

A woman in her late 30s who was walking with a crutch was out with her dog on Blakestown Way just before the N3 flyover at around 2.30am.

The woman was assaulted by a man described as being in his late 20s, around 6 foot tall, with a Dublin accent and a chipped left front tooth.

He was wearing jeans and a dark coloured hoody.

A passing taxi driver pulled up and intervened and the suspected offender ran away.

Gardaí say the taxi driver's intervention prevented a more serious assault.


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