Gardaí are currently looking for a man who punched a 12 year-old girl in the stomach while she was out having a picnic with her friends.

The incident occurred at Ballyare Woods – located between Letterkenny and Ramelton – at around 7.30pm yesterday (Wednesday) evening

The man had his hood up and was dressed all in black. The girl was left shaken by the incident and had a red mark on her side where she had been struck. The hooded man fled the scene when the young girl called out to another friend who was also on the picnic in the woods.

Their parents were informed about the incident and a number of men began to search the woods but there was no trace of the man. Gardaí were then alerted to the incident and quesitoned the girls and their families about what happened.

Anyone who was in the area between 7.30pm and 8.00pm on Wednesday is asked to come forward with information.


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