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Revulsion at sex attack on woman (19)

Detectives in Bangor are searching for a man in his early 20s following the sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman this weekend.

The victim was attacked at Quay Street at around 11.30pm on Saturday close to the McKee Clock.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact them and are looking for a man described as having short hair, facial stubble and wearing a grey and purple t-shirt.

DUP MLA Peter Weir condemned the attack, saying: "Everyone has the right to go about their business unmolested, and it is particularly disturbing that someone so young was targeted for such a despicable crime," he said.

MLA Alex Easton added: "This sort of crime is barbaric and makes me really upset to think that this could happen to a young girl right at the heart of Bangor."

North Down Mayor Andrew Muir said: "This was a despicable attack right in the heart of Bangor, which will be guaranteed to send shock waves through the local community.

"My thoughts are with the victim at this difficult time.

"I would urge anyone with information about this sexual assault to contact the police as soon as possible. The perpetrator of this crime must be removed from our streets."

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