Gardaí investigating assault on teenage girl in Dundrum in which her hijab was removed 1 month ago

Gardaí investigating assault on teenage girl in Dundrum in which her hijab was removed

Gardaí are looking into an assault in Dundrum in which a Muslim teenager was attacked.

A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána has confirmed to JOE that Gardaí are investigating an alleged minor assault of a teenage girl which occurred in Dundrum at approximately 3.30pm on Sunday (18 August).

As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests have been made and investigation is ongoing.

A video of the incident has been shared widely on social media since Tuesday morning. The video appears to show several young people in a melee, while someone yells "Don't touch her." Smashed eggs can also be seen on the ground at the scene of the incident.

It has since been shared thousands of times on social media.

The video, which purports to be from the sister of one of the victims, is accompanied by text which claims that the assailants removed her cousin's hijab, and kicked both girls.

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan has said: "I condemn in the strongest possible terms the assault on a Muslim girl who had her hijab taken from her in Dundrum village yesterday.

"I hope the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly."