Man arrested in connection with Ferbane abduction attempt

Gardai investigating the circumstances of the attempted abduction of a 13 year old girl in Ferbane on July 19 have arrested a man aged in his 40s.

Gardai investigating the circumstances of the attempted abduction of a 13 year old girl in Ferbane on July 19 have arrested a man aged in his 40s.

The man was arrested in the Tramore area of Co Waterford this morning, July 28, and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, at Tullamore Garda Station.

The incident occurred at approx 8.30pm on July 19 at Moyclare, Ferbane, when the girl was cycling her bicycle between her own house and that of a friend’s.

A white van described as a car-type pulled up beside the girl and a male engaged her in conversation, he then attempted to pull her into the van but after a brief struggle she managed to escape. The driver drove off in the direction of Ferbane.

The location of the incident was at the townsland of Moyclare on the road to Clonlyon, off the Ferbane to Belmont Road approx 2km outside Ferbane.