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Grand Canal Greenway robbery and assault prompts witness appeal

Gardai are seeking witnesses after a robbery and assault happened along the Grand Canal in Clondalkin on Sunday last, December 5.

The greenway has on-going issues with assaults, robberies and attempted robberies. The Grand Canal Greenway in Dublin runs from Inchicore to Adamstown.

“Shortly before 8pm, a man in his 30s was threatened and assaulted by 6 youths. During the incident an electric scooter was taken. Gardaí arrested four youths and recovered the scooter a short time later<” said Sergeant Margaret Flanagan at the Garda press office.

“All four youths were taken to Ballyfermot and Clondalkin Garda stations where they were detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. All four have since been released without charge pending files being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer,” she said.

Flanagan added: “Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area between 7:30pm and 8:30pm, who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. They are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling on the road at the time with camera footage to make this available to them.”

Gardai are asking for anyone with any information to contact Clondalkin Garda station on 01 666 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

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  1. Hi Cian,

    Can you ask the Gardai why they are looking for other road users with camera footage, when the Greenway has CCTV cameras? Are these not working?




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