Following the attempted abduction of a youngster from the Green Ally area of Athy the GardaÍ are warning Newbridge residents to be extra vigilant.

The Gardaí are investigating the attempted abduction in Athy after a young girl ran into Athy Garda station and reported that a car with several occupants had pulled over to ask her for directions to the nearest credit union. She reported that the man driving the car was in his 20s with large tattoos. The car is believed to have been a white BMW.

Although the girl manage to evade abduction and is now recovering with her family, the Gardaí have issued a warning to Newbridge residents to talk their children and advise them to be extra careful.