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Disgust at 'brutal' rape

Police are hunting for a man who raped a woman in a "brutal" assault in Bangor, Co Down, last Friday.

The investigation was launched after the victim was assaulted in the early hours of the morning. The attack happened close to a fountain opposite the junction of Gray's Hill and Southwell Road in the town.

Detectives say they are looking for a man with short, blond spiky hair and aged around 19 or 20. He was wearing dark blue jeans and a white and blue T-shirt. The man is believed to be between 5ft 4in and 5ft 7in tall and of medium build.

The incident has sparked condemnation from local politicians.

North Down MLA Peter Weir said he was “shocked and disgusted” at the news.

“Local people are deeply appalled at this dreadful brutal crime and the community in its condemnation,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family at this traumatic crime. The criminal responsible for this horrendous act must be brought to justice.”

Detectives are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and noticed any suspicious activity or anyone with other information to contact them on 9070 0305.

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