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Man held over abduction attempt
05 Mar 2015 16:04
A man has been arrested in Kilkenny following a nationwide alert in connection with the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl in Co Laois.
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Gardaí had been searching for him after reports that he put a girl into a vehicle in Cullahill, Co Laois yesterday.
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An alert was issued following a series of incidents in the midlands involving a man believed to be driving a silver Nissan X-Trail 4x4.
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The man had been driving around and begging for money, but yesterday gardaí received reports he tried to abduct a young girl.
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Gardaí were told the man stopped and spoke to two children in the area before putting the girl into the 4x4.
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She managed to escape when her ten-year-old brother jumped on the back of the vehicle.
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The man is being questioned at Portlaoise Garda Station.
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The stolen 4x4 has been located and recovered by gardaí.
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