Gardai investigating attempted child abduction in Louth

By: William O’Toole

Gardai in Co Louth have launched an investigation after a two-year-old girl was reportedly approached by two men at an Applegreen garage.

The mother of the child issued an appeal on Facebook for parents to be vigilant because she believed that the two men had intended on taking the child.

The incident happened yesterday morning when the girl was in the play area at the service station. The child’s mother thought at first that the men were watching her to see if she left down her handbag but she then noticed that the men were watching her daughters every move.

It is understood that the manager of the service station has passed on the CCTV footage to investigating Gardai.

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