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Man arrested after woman sexually assaulted in Downpatrick

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Police have said they are stepping up patrols in the Downpatrick area.

Police have said they are stepping up patrols in the Downpatrick area.

Police have said they are stepping up patrols in the Downpatrick area.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested following the sexual assault of a woman in Downpatrick.

It happened in the Market Street area on Wednesday afternoon.

It was reported that a woman, aged in her 20s, was sexually assaulted.

The man was arrested a short time later and has since been released on police bail pending further enquirers.

Police have said they believe this is an isolated incident, however as a reassurance to the local community there will be an increase in police patrols in the local area.

A PSNI spokesman added: "This incident occurred in a public place at a busy time of the day, therefore anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact Downpatrick Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 543 of 03/08/16."

Belfast Telegraph