Attempted kidnapping of child in Ardamine
The father of a six-year-old boy in Ardamine says a man tried to grab his son while he was out playing in the estate last Tuesday.
He said the boy was playing with a group of friends on a green area in the Dune Haven estate when a silver Nissan Almera, with a man and woman inside, approached.
'The man got out and went over to the children and asked them if they wanted to get in the car, because he had sweets in the car,' he said.
He added that most of the children ran into a nearby garden, while his son started to run home.
'He tried to grab him, but he didn't lay his hands on him,' he said. 'He said that when he turned to look back, the man looked real angry and had his fists clenched.
'It's extremely worrying for the area. It's shocking, it really is.'
Gardaí confirmed they received a report of the incident.