28/02/2006

Police launch investigation after teenager is raped

Police have launched an investigation into the serious sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in County Londonderry at the weekend.

It is understood that the attack took place on the Bushmills Road in Coleraine in the early hours of Saturday morning, however details were only released today.

It has been reported that a man who was arrested in connection with the incident has since been released on police bail.

Detectives investigating the assault have asked that two youths who helped the girl after the attack took place to get in touch with them.

They have also appealed to anyone who may have information which may be of interest to police to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/SP)

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