Belfast Telegraph

Police patrol Craigavon Area Hospital after sexual assault on member of staff

BY CHRIS KILPATRICK

Police are regularly patrolling one of Northern Ireland's largest hospitals after a member of staff was sexually assaulted in its grounds.

The 33-year-old victim was targeted by two men as she walked from a car park at Craigavon Area Hospital.

She was confronted by the men as she approached a side entrance to a building on the site.

One man stood in front of her while a second approached and sexually assaulted her.

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust, which runs the hospital, declined to comment.

The Belfast Telegraph understands the victim is a member of staff at the hospital.

Her colleagues were informed of the attack, which happened at 8pm last Wednesday, by email and urged to be vigilant.

They were also told police had increased their presence in the vicinity of the hospital following the incident.

Police, who appealed for information, released details of two men they want to speak to.

The first man was described as being foreign, possibly eastern European, 30 to 40-years-old, approximately 5ft 5ins or 6ins tall with a shaven head.

The second man was described as foreign, possibly eastern European, 30 to 40-years-old, approximately 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build with dark, short hair and swarthy skin.

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