Gardaí in Kilkenny are investigating an assault on a teenage girl Co. Kilkenny today.
It happened shortly after midday near Johnstown where the girl was assaulted by an unknown man.
The teenage girl was taken to St Luke’s General Hospital Kilkenny and treated for shock and a physical injury that is non-life-threatening.
Investigating Gardaí have carried out an initial interview with the girl where the man has been described as a white male in his 40s with an Irish accent.
Gardaí are continuing to carry out inquiries and recover CCTV from the area.
Gardaí are appealing for any person travelling on the R639 between Johnstown and The Gallops (a minor road also known locally as Cullinanes Lane), Ballyspellan between 11am and 12.15pm, particularly any person with any video footage (dashcam or other recording devices) to contact Gardaí at Kilkenny at 056 7775000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.