Attempted abduction in Ferbane

GARDAI in Birr are investigating the circumstances of an attempted abduction in Ferbane on Tuesday evening, July 19.

GARDAI in Birr are investigating the circumstances of an attempted abduction in Ferbane on Tuesday evening, July 19.

The incident occurred at approx 8.30pm at Moyclare, Ferbane, when a girl in her early teens was cycling her bicycle between her own house and that of a friend.

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 is at the townsland of Moyclare on the road to Clonlyon, off the Ferbane to Belmont Road approx 2km outside Ferbane.

The male is described as being middle aged, small in stature, dark hair and wearing glasses.

Gardai would like witnesses or anyone with any with information to contact the Gardai in Birr on 057 9169710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.