WARNING to festival goers after girls attacked on way home from Longitude

14th Jul 18 | News

This is so scary

Festival goers are being warned to be extremely careful after two teenage girls were attacked on her way home from Longitude festival last night.

Two girls, aged 18 and 19, took a bus to Skerries after the festival and began to walk home when a taxi let them down.

A car pulled up and the driver and passenger got out carrying baseball bats.

The mother of one of the young women said that the men told one of the friends that if they didn’t hand over her bag they would break her legs.

She handed over her bag but asked could she keep her passport which they did return to her.

They then attempted to take the second girl’s handbag but her screams caught the attention of locals and the men drove off.

Cllr Sharon Tolan, who knows both of the girls, took to Facebook after the girls asked her to warn other festival goers to be extremely careful.

She said: “This was an awful experience for these two lovely girls just out enjoying themselves.”



“While the weekend is now ruined for these two, they wanted me to warn other festival goers. Please be careful, travel in groups and stick together. If you’re on a bus, ensure you have a taxi or lift from where the bus drops you. Be safe.”

She also told Dublin Live that there may be hope for catching the two culprits.

“Aib contacted one of the girls to say that somebody had used her contactless debit card today in McDonalds in Balbriggan, so any CCTV footage will be given to the Gardai.”