A 12 year old girl was punched in the stomach by a man dressed all in black in Ballyare Woods yesterday evening as she picnicked with her friends.
The young girl who fell to the ground shouted to her friends and the man ran off. She is said to be badly shaken by the incident which has been reported to the Gardai.
Hugh, the father of one of the other girls, appealed for information on the Shaun Doherty Show this morning. He has asked for anyone who was in Ballyare Woods yesterday evening between 7.30pm and 8pm to come forward with any information.
He says the gardai are taking the matter very seriously, and this should serve as a warning to parents...........