Newry sex attack: new suspect pictures

Image from PSNI
Image from PSNI

Twenty years on from an attempted murder and sex assault, police had released new images of a suspect.

The attack on the eight-year-old girl happened in Newry on June 10, 1994, as she was playing with a young boy.

She was led away by a strange man and assaulted.

The PSNI statement read: “The little girl had been playing with a seven year old boy in an area of trees at Barcroft Community Centre when she was approached by a stranger, aged in his late teens or early twenties, who asked them to help find his brother.

“The pair went with the male and were separated in woodland behind the community centre. The victim was subjected to a prolonged and violent sexual attack.

“Detectives are appealing to members of the public who may have information and have not already contacted police to phone the enquiry team.

“They would like to hear from any member of the public who initially came forward in 1994 but has not made contact with the enquiry team since.

“Detectives are also keen to identify the couple who met the little boy who had been with the victim and was in a distressed state, leaving the area of woodland on the day of the incident and two young males who had been playing at the Community Centre on the day of the incident.

“They are appealing to these people and anyone with information to contact detectives at PSNI Serious Crime Branch on 028 3836 6274.

“If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”