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Man arrested in Co Armagh sex attack probe

He is being questioned on suspicion of rape and threats to a kill over an alleged incident in Newtownhamilton.

The incident occurred in Newtownhamilton, Co Armagh, on Thursday (PA)
The incident occurred in Newtownhamilton, Co Armagh, on Thursday (PA)

By David Young, PA

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and threats to kill after a reported sex attack in Co Armagh.

The alleged incident happened inside a house on Castleblaney Street in the town of Newtownhamilton on Thursday.

On Friday, PSNI Detective Inspector Leah Crothers said: “We received the report yesterday afternoon, just after 2pm, that a female had been assaulted by a male in a house in the Castleblaney Street area.

“She subsequently ran from the house and, in a distressed state, was comforted by local people who contacted police.

“A 38-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and threats to kill.”

The man remained in police custody on Friday afternoon.

Ms Crothers appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

“We would like to thank the local community who came to the aid of the victim,” she added.

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