Detectives investigate serious sexual assault in Newtownards

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Detectives from Public Protection Branch are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault on a young female in the vicinity of Londonderry Park on the Portaferry Road in Newtownards early this morning, Sunday 15 September.

At around 6.25am the female reported that she had been assaulted by a number of males in the vicinity of the Park a short time earlier.

Three males (aged 28, 19 and 18) have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody at this time.

Detective Sergeant Lennon is appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Londonderry Park or Portaferry Road early this morning and who witnessed this incident or anyone who has information that could assist Police with their enquiries to contact detectives in Newtownards on 101, quoting reference 554 15/09/19.  Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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