Serious sexual assault - Sydenham bypass, Belfast

Serious sexual assault - Sydenham bypass, Belfast

Detectives are investigating the report of a serious sexual assault in the area of the Sydenham bypass in Belfast on the evening of Saturday 12th March.

A woman reported having been attacked by a man on Saturday evening between 10pm and 11pm. The man approached the woman who was walking country wards along the Sydenham Bypass, between Dee Street and Belfast City Airport.

The man was driving a dark coloured car which made off along the bypass in the direction of Holywood following the attack. He was described as being aged in his 30’s and was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up.

Detective Inspector Zoe McKee is appealing for anyone who noticed this vehicle or observed any suspicious activity on the country bound lane of the bypass on Saturday night or anyone with any information to contact detectives at Ladas Drive on 101.

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.