Gay dating apps used by attackers to trap victims in Ireland

Published: February 18, 2015

Molly Rose Pike
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Attackers in Cork in Ireland are using gay dating apps to lure their victims into meeting.

LGBT people in Cork have been warned to stay safe on dating apps after attackers use sites to lure victims.

Cork resident Louise O’Donnell made a Facebook post warning gay people after her friend was attacked by a date he met online, the Irish Examiner reports.

The post said: “Unfortunately, there is a group or groups of young people in Cork carrying out organised beatings against members of this community. Posing as young men and women on different sites including Tinder, Plenty of Fish and Grindr, they aim to get young gay and lesbians alone in secluded areas of the city to carry out vicious assaults.”

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