Gardaí investigating after video appears to show group of youths attacking man in Dublin city
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.
A Garda investigation has been launched following a video circulating online appearing to show a group of youths attacking a man in Dublin city centre.
In the clip, several young people - some of which are carrying weapons - can be seen chasing after a man on Market Street South in Dublin 8 near the Guinness Storehouse.
The man is then shown falling to the ground, after which some of the youths continue to hit him before running away when witnesses attempt to intervene.
JOE reached out to An Garda Síochána about to video, to which a spokesperson confirmed that Gardaí have launched a probe into the "public order incident", which they said occurred shortly before 6pm on Monday (14 August).
Kevin Street Garda station / Photo from Leah Farrell and RollingNews.ie
"An investigation at Kevin Street Garda station is continuing. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward," the spokesperson added.
Anyone with any information that can assist Gardaí with the investigation are asked to contact Kevin Street Garda station on 01 6669400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
The viral video comes amid an ongoing debate regarding the safety of Dublin's streets, with the US Embassy going as far as to issue a security alert with safety advice for American citizens visiting Ireland.
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