Man in his 20s assaulted during attempted carjacking incident in Dublin
Gardaí arrested a man in connection with the incident.
A man was assaulted during an attempted carjacking incident in Dublin on Friday (29 April).
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the incident which occurred at Dun Laoghaire pier at around 5.30pm.
The man, a motorist in his 20s, was assaulted and pulled from his vehicle in the west pier car park.
It is understood he managed to retrieve the keys from the car and that those involved fled the scene on foot.
Gardaí on proactive patrol in the area quickly responded and a man in his mid-20s was apprehended and arrested in connection with the incident.
He was taken to Dun Laoghaire station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning.
He has since been released without charge pending further enquires.
A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Anyone with information on the attempted carjacking is asked to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on 01 6665000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.