18/01/2019

Police Dog Deployed After South Belfast Attack

Police investigating a reported assault in south Belfast are appealing to the two people who reported the incident to come forward.

The attack is believed to have happened in the area around Shaws Bridge in the early hours of Thursday 17 January.

Officers responded to an initial report at around 1.30am, and used a police dog to search the area, which led to the discovery of some potential evidence of an incident.

The PSNI then issued an appeal to those who first reported the assault to contact them.
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Detective Sergeant Gary Chambers said: "We received a report of the assault at around 1.30am this morning by a man and woman who were walking a dog in the area at the time.

"In order to assist us to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident I would ask the reporting persons to get in touch with us as soon as possible. I would like to thank them for their efforts so far but I believe they may have further information which will be of great assistance to us and I would ask that they call detectives at Strandtown on 101 quoting reference number 53 17/01/19."



(JG/CM)

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