Arrests made following sexual assault by a "number of men" in Down 1 month ago

Arrests made following sexual assault by a "number of men" in Down

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Detectives from the Public Protection Branch investigating a serious sexual assault on a young female in Down on Sunday morning have made further arrests.

At around 6.25am on Sunday morning, a woman reported that she had been assaulted by a number of men in the vicinity of Londonderry Park on the Portaferry Road in Newtownards a short time earlier.

Two men, aged 19 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of rape and a 28-year-old man arrested earlier on Sunday remains 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.