Police investigate sexual assaults

August 1, 2016

Police are investigating two separate sexual assaults which took place in Newry and Kilkeel last week.

On Saturday July 16th a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted in the North Street area of Newry by a man who entered her house around 4pm.  The attacker fled after a struggle with the woman and is believed to have suffered injuries to his face and head.

Five days later, on Thursday July 21st, a woman was sexually assaulted in a park in the Kilkeel area around 5.30pm.   The woman was walking in Mourne Park when she was grabbed by a male who pulled her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.   The assailant is described as being in his early thirties, five foot six inches tall with dark eyes and swarthy skin.

He was wearing a dark baseball cap and a blue top.

Police are appealing for witnesses and ask anyone who may have been in the park ay around the time of the assault in Mourne Park to contact police in Newry on 101, quoting reference number 991 21/07/16.

Anyone with information regarding the North Street attack is asked to contact police at Ardmore on 101 quoting reference 870 18/07/16.