Police release description of Peatlands Park sex attacker

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A description has been issued of a man wanted in connection with the serious sexual assault of a woman in Peatlands Park yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

The woman was walking her dog when she was attacked by the unknown assailant at around 2.45pm.

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

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

Detectives from PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit are appealing for information.

Detective Inspector Lynne Knox said,“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.”