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Teenager arrested following attack on tourists in Dublin centre

Aug 13, 2023 10:41 By Shannonside News
Teenager arrested following attack on tourists in Dublin centre
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It comes amid calls for a greater Garda presence in the capital, following a number of high-profile attacks on tourists in recent weeks.

A teenager has been arrested as part of the investigation into an attack on three tourists in Dublin city centre on Friday night.

It comes amid calls for a greater Garda presence in the capital, following a number of high-profile attacks on tourists in recent weeks.

Gardai at Dublin's Pearse Street say they have detained a 'male teenage juvenile' under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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He's been detained at a city Garda station while the investigation continues.

They say the attack on Fownes Street Upper, shortly after 10pm on Friday night, involved a 'serious assault and robbery'.

The victims of the attack - three men in their 20's - were taken to St James's Hospital for treatment, but all three have now been released.

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