Police appeal after man gang raped in Belfast city alley
Detectives are hunting a gang accused of involvement in the rape of a man in west Belfast.
The 26-year-old was walking in the Aspen Walk area of Twinbrook when he was approached by a stranger and forced into an alleyway.
A group of men then held him down as the man sexually assaulted him.
Sinn Fein councillor Charlene O'Hara said: “It's worrying because people came together to do that sort of attack.
“It's a serious sexual attack. People like that really need to be taken off our streets.
“Rape is probably one of the worst crimes that can be committed because the victims have to live with it afterwards.
“It must be such a traumatic and difficult time for that young man and his family.”
Police are appealing for anyone in the area between 11pm on Thursday and 2am on Friday to contact them.