Police investigating a sexual assault on a young woman in the Belfast area have made a renewed witness appeal.

The assault is reported to have occurred on the riverside of the Ormeau Embankment, close to Ormeau Road, on Saturday 10th June 2023 following a music concert.

Between 11.15pm and 11.45pm, a teenage girl was approached by an unknown man who pushed her against the railings on the embankment. The man held her by force and began to touch her inappropriately, before she was able to make off from the scene.

The man is reported as being white, approximately 5’10, slim build with stubble facial hair and was wearing a white bucket hat and blue denim shorts.
We’re keen to speak to a woman who was reported to have walked past the area at the time and may have spoken to the victim and her attacker. The woman is described as having being in her early 30s, brown hair and of stocky build.

Constable Ashe said: “This sexual offence has had a devastating impact on the victim.  I believe this witness may have vital information which could assist with our ongoing investigation.  If you believe this may be you, please make contact with us by calling 101 and quoting reference 699 of 11/06/23.”