28/04/2006

Woman sexually assaulted in Belfast city centre

Police have appealed for information following a sexual assault on a woman in Belfast city centre in the early hours of this morning.

It is understood that the incident happened sometime between 3.30am and 4am this morning at the junction of Donegal Street and Academy Street in the Cathedral Quarter area of the city.

It is understood that the female victim was taken to hospital after the attack where she received treatment for her injuries.

Earlier today police cordoned off the area while they carried out their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who may have any information in relation to it, should contact detectives at Musgrave Street on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF)

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