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Gardai investigate attempted abduction of a minor by man in white BMW

Gardai investigate attempted abduction of a minor by man in white BMW

Gardai are investigating an alleged attempted abduction which took place in Athy, Co Kildare, yesterday afternoon.

Reports indicate that a white BMW car with tinted windows approached a young girl as she was walking along Green Alley, near the town’s garda station.

A man is said to have been driving the car and it is believed that there may have been a number of other individuals in the back of the vehicle.

They stopped and asked her for directions to the Credit Union at which point one male got out of the car and told her to get in.

She fled the scene and ran into a nearby garda station where she notified gardai.   

The vehicle has been described as white BMW with tinted windows. 

The assailant has been described as being in his 20s with large tattoos. 

A family member of the girl has said the girl is "doing fine after what was a traumatic experience for her."

"Just want to make people aware to be vigilant of this man. It could be anyone's daughter," they added.

Sources have revealed the alleged assailant is well known throughout the Carlow and Kildare areas.