20/08/2001

Police hunt for sex attacker

Detectives have issued an urgent appeal for information about a woman who suffered a sex attack at knifepoint in her home in County Down.

The victim, who is in her early 30s, was subjected to the attack at her home in Victoria Road, Bangor. The woman was woken by a man in her bedroom who was armed with a kitchen knife at about 4.30 am on Sunday August 19.

The man threatened her with the kitchen knife before subjecting her to a serious sexual assault. The man also punched the woman in the head during the attack.

Police said the woman described her attacker as 25 - 30 years of age, wearing blue jeans, a grey fleece and a blue baseball cap. He also had a distinctive haircut. Detectives at Bangor Royal Ulster Constabulary station have urged anyone with information about the attack to contact the police station. (AMcE)

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