Girl assaulted in Roscommon town

A Roscommon girl in her late teens was assaulted by a man as she walked home from school last Monday evening. The girl, who is a student at Roscommon Convent of Mercy, was walking through Roscommon Business Park West when the attack took place at 7.45 pm. The young girl was taking a short cut from the Circular Road to the Golf Links road when she was attacked. The aggressor grabbed her legs from behind. The student succeeded in pushing the man away from her and he then ran away. She was not injured but is believed to have been shocked by the incident. Gardaí are appealing for information of strange behaviour.