GARDAÍ in north Dublin are investigating reports that a woman was attacked at a local park while she was out pushing her baby in a buggy.
According to Dublin Live, the mother was wheeling her child through Waterville Park in Blanchardstown on Wednesday afternoon when a man assaulted her.
The man, who was dressed in a grey hoodie, attempted to drag the woman into bushes following the vicious attack but was unsuccessful.
He fled the scene after the victim fought him off and was last seen running in the direction of Edgewood Lawns.
One furious local resident told the website: "Why can't we be safe in our own areas? Why are women constantly needing to be extra careful & always need to be wary and scared on their own?
"It's despicable. Poor woman, hope she and her child are okay."
Another said she couldn't "even imagine how terrified [the victim] must have felt" during the "awful" incident.
In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault which occurred at approx. 1pm on 10 April at Waterville Park, Blanchardstown."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.