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Police investigate serious sexual assault in Belfast

DETECTIVES are investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman in Belfast.

The attack happened on the Upper Newtownards Road area of the city near the Holywood Arches in the early hours of this morning.


Investigators said they received a report of a woman in her 40s being assaulted some time between 4.00am and 4.30am.


"Police are working to establish the details of this incident and are asking anyone who may have been in the Upper Newtownards Road area and who may have seen the female or who saw anything suspicious to contact them immediately," a PSNI spokeswoman said.


Anyone with information has been asked to contact detectives at the Rape Crime Unit or confidentially on Crimestoppers.

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