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Dangerous paedo rescued by gardai after he's spotted near Dublin school

Anthony Luckwill
Anthony Luckwill

A dangerous paedophile was rescued by gardai after concerned locals attacked him in a Dublin suburb.

Convicted pervert Anthony Luckwill was spotted by parents in Rathcoole after reports that he was in the area were circulated online.

The 43-year-old was attacked by some locals before he called gardai, who swooped in to rescue him and take him away for his own safety.

His current whereabouts are unknown.

The  Clondalkin native was released from the Midlands Prison last month after serving two years and nine months of a four-and-a-half year sentence for sexually assaulting two teenage boys.

He has clocked up half a dozen child related sex offences in Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands.

His shocking criminal history includes a conviction for possession of child pornography in Wales in July 2003 and a separate, but similar, charge in court in Swansea a year later.

He was then sentenced to two years in prison for possession of child pornography at the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin in 2005.

At Caernarfon Crown Court in Wales in 2006, he was sentenced to 33 months for two breaches of a sexual prevention order. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register there for life.

In 2012, at Guernsey Magistrates’ Court he was sentenced to five months on a charge of enticing a child under the age of 14 to commit an act of gross indecency.

In June of last year in Dublin, he was sentenced to six months in prison for failing to notify gardaí of a change of address.

However, when we confronted him after his release, Luckwill insisted he had changed his ways.

“I’m finished with the dirty stuff,” he told our reporter.

“I am sorry for what I did.

“And I do want to apologise to my victims … I absolutely want that in the paper.”