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Teen girl Newtownabbey assault: Police appeal for driver asked to take victim home

Police have appealed for information
Police have appealed for information

Police have made an appeal for a driver who may have been asked to take an young assault victim home to contact them.

Officers stressed the driver was in no way connected to the attack, but rather could provide key information for their investigation.

The teenage girl was assaulted in the New Mossley area of Newtownabbey on Saturday March 30.

Detective Constable McRoberts is appealing to the driver of a silver-coloured vehicle who collected a young male at a bus stop on Fairview Road/Beverley Road, adjacent to the Co-Op at around 10pm to contact police.  It is believed the young male asked the driver of the vehicle if he would take the teenage girl home along with two of her friends. 

“The driver of this vehicle is in no way connected to the assault on the teenage girl, however he may have information that could assist us with our enquiries," the police officer said.

“I would appeal to this man to contact us at PSNI Public Protection Branch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1640 30/03/19.  Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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