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19/10/2021

Investigation underway following 'suspicious approach' to child in Limerick estate

Investigation underway following 'suspicious approach' to child in Limerick estate

Gardai at Roxboro Road have launched an investigation

GARDAI have confirmed they are investigating reports of a suspicious approach to a young child in the Raheen area of the city.

A spokesperson for the Garda Press Office confirmed the incident happened in the Grange housing estate at around 5pm on Thursday.

It is understood a 13-year-old boy who was walking near a green area was approached by a man who was driving a black car.

“He asked him to get and when he refused he drove away,” said Cllr Daniel Butler who lives in the area.

He added the suspect then performed a u-turn before stopping again and offering the teenager money to get into his car.

The boy again refused before running away and alerting his parents.

The local residents association has warned its members to be vigilant and gardai have also been alerted.

“Gardai at Roxboro Road have received reports of a suspicious approach to a minor and are looking into it,” said a garda spokesperson.

CCTV footage from the area is being viewed and anyone with information is asked to contact (061) 214340.

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