UPDATE – Serious sexual assault - Peatlands Park, Dungannon

  • 28 April 2016

UPDATE – Serious sexual assault - Peatlands Park, Dungannon

Detectives from PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit are appealing for information following the serious sexual assault of a woman in the Peatlands Park area of Dungannon on Wednesday, 27 April.

Detective Inspector Lynne Knox said: “Police received a report that at approximately 2.45pm as a woman was walking her dog in the Peatlands Park area she was sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant.

“The male made off from the scene on what has been described as a black mountain bike.

“He is described as being approximately 6’ tall, aged in his 20’s, clean shaven, with a chubby face, and droopy eyes.  He was wearing all black clothing, a high visibility jacket and a cycling helmet".

Inspector Knox continued: “This was an appalling attack and police are pursuing all investigative lines of enquiry and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or observed anything suspicious to contact Detectives at the Rape Crime Unit on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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.