Investigation in Kerry after two men reportedly attempt to abduct boy at GAA grounds 3 years ago

Investigation in Kerry after two men reportedly attempt to abduct boy at GAA grounds

Gardaí in Kerry are investigating after an alleged abduction attempt of a young boy at a GAA club in Co. Kerry.

The child was playing at the GAA grounds in Scartaglen, a townland near Castleisland in the north-east of the county, at around 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

Two men in a black Volkswagen Golf reportedly approached the 11-year-old boy and chased him.

It is understood that he ran from them and managed to escape through a hole in a fence to raise the alarm. He was not physically hurt in the ordeal.

The Gardaí have said that they are investigating an "alleged suspicious approach to a child".

Scartaglen GAA has informed parents at the club of the incident.

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It has urged them to be vigilant and not to leave children unattended, according to Radio Kerry.

A meeting of the club's officers was to be held last night.

Parents have been invited to attend a public meeting this evening "to discuss details of "the incident that occurred in the GAA grounds over the weekend."