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Woman walking her dog sexually assaulted in park

Published 28/04/2016

Police have appealed for information
Police have appealed for information

A woman walking her dog has been sexually assaulted in a Co Tyrone park, police said.

Detectives from the PSNI's rape crime unit are investigating the attack in the Peatlands Park area of Dungannon on Wednesday.

Detective Inspector Lynne Knox said: "Police received a report that at approximately 2.45pm as a woman was walking her dog in the Peatlands Park area she was sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant.

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

"This was an appalling attack and police are pursuing all investigative lines of inquiry 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."

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