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PSNI: sex assaults in Bangor not linked

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Police made up part of the specialist team which managed the risk the offenders posed

Police made up part of the specialist team which managed the risk the offenders posed

Police made up part of the specialist team which managed the risk the offenders posed

The PSNI does not believe that three recently reported sexual assaults in the seafront area of Bangor are linked.

A police spokesman said that officers are following definite lines of inquiry in each case and are examining all available evidence.

In the most recent incident, a 19-year-old woman was attacked in a car park at Quay Street, close to the Coastguard station of the Co Down resort, between 11pm on Friday and 1.30am on Saturday.

On the night of Saturday, September 21, a 19-year-old woman was the victim of a sexual assault close to the McKee clock.

Three nights later a woman was raped at a coastal path in the Downshire Road area after accepting a lift from three men.

All three attacks have taken place late at night in the seafront area, despite it being well lit.

District commander Chief Superintendent Nigel Grimshaw said: "Local people can be assured that rigorous investigations are ongoing and there is no cause for alarm in the wider community.

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"Police are grateful for the continuing support and co-operation of the local community as they carry out their inquiries. It is unusual for three reports of this nature to come so closely together."


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