A healthcare worker who was cycling home when they were shouted at and followed by a person in a car is seeking witnesses to the incident which happened on Thursday evening in central Dublin.
The incident, on April 9, follows cycling becoming a more important means of travel for front line staff in a time of lockdown due to COVID 19 pandemic. But it is understood that the person driving the car was more aggressive when they were told that they were following a healthcare worker.
The healthcare worker, who would prefer not to be named at this point, said: “Last Thursday evening while cycling home along North King St/Church St I was followed and shouted at by a person in a car.”
They added: “Two other cyclists saw it and managed to stall the person while I got away. I want to track down the cyclists or anyone other witnesses.”
If you were a witness you can contact this website and we can pass on your details.
IMAGE: Google Street View image of Church Street.
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