In a frightening development echoing the mass rapes in UK cities like Rotherham, the Gardai are on high alert for a gang of muslims targeting and isolating drunk women leaving nightclubs across the southeast. There have been reports about the gang in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, in recent weeks. It has also been active in Carlow and Waterford.
A 28-year-old man of Pakistani origin — who was already acquitted of rape in recent years — is the main suspect but gardaí believe he has friends who are also involved. The man is known to drive a grey Kilkenny-registered Audi.
A source said that the gang is a ‘real concern’. ‘This man was acquitted of rape in recent years but is considered a real concern. He and his friends go to clubs and pubs where they target drunk young women, try to isolate them and take them away.
‘Pub staff and bouncers copped them in Dungarvan and managed to stop them. This is deliberate targeting and isolating drunk women