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.
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."
Public/Community meeting will be held tomorrow night Tuesday 9th April in the Heritage Centre, Scartaglen at 9.30pm to discuss details of the incident that occurred in the GAA grounds over the weekend.
Parents/Guardians encouraged to attend.
— Official Scartaglen GAA (@GaaScart) April 8, 2019