A woman who was attacked on Grafton Street in broad daylight has warned others to be careful when walking through the city centre.
On Monday morning , Becky Ní Uuinseann was on her way to work when she was grabbed by her scarf by a stranger. In a Facebook post, Becky describes the man as being in his 40s.
She begins by thanking another man who stepped in and walked her to work after the terrifying incident.
Becky told the Irish Independent:
"It was very busy at that time because people were going to work. It was bright too.
"I tried to pass this man on my way to Boots when he suddenly grabbed hold of me. He had a strong hold of my right arm and started swinging me around. At first I was really embarrassed because I didn't know him."
"But then I realised he wasn't going to let me go and I got really scared. I was sure he was going to hit me. He then grabbed me by my scarf and started swinging digs at me and tried to choke me with the scarf."
Becky added that although there were plenty of witnesses, only one passer-by stepped in to help her during her ordeal.
"He managed to free me so that I could get away. I ran into Boots while the man sorted out the attacker. He then came into Boots to make sure I was okay and then walked me to Stephen's Green.
"I feel awful because I was in such a state of shock that I forgot to get his name or even thank him. We made small talk but I was just in auto-pilot.
"I feel so bad that he might think I'm ungrateful or by not saying thank you I've put him off stepping forward to help someone again."
Becky has since reported the attack to Finglas garda station.