Gardaí investigating man's homophobic rant and alleged attack at Dublin cafe 1 month ago

Gardaí investigating man's homophobic rant and alleged attack at Dublin cafe

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an incident at a business premises on Grafton Street in Dublin on Thursday, 18 November this year.

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Around 4pm, a man who was not wearing a face covering inside a store became abusive towards staff working in the  premises.

He left shortly after before returning a short time later, when he became abusive towards staff once again.

The man left the store in the direction of the College Green area.

Gardaí are seeking to speak to a member of the public who is alleged to have been attacked by this man when he exited the premises.

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Grafton Street area between 3.55pm and 4.25pm on Thursday, 18 November 2021 and who may have witnessed this incident, to come forward to them.

Gardaí can be contacted at Pearse Street Garda Station on 01 666 9000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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"An Garda Síochána takes any crime or incident, with a hate motivation, seriously, and incidents reported to us are professionally investigated," Gardaí said in a statement.

"An Garda Síochána encourages anyone who believes they may have been the victim of any crime or incident with a hate motivation to report it to any Garda Station."