Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Londonderry


Police are investigating the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Londonderry in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police said they received a report that the girl was sexually assaulted by a male in the Magazine Street area of the city.

Local SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins said her thoughts are with the victim and her family.

“I first want to extend my sympathies to the victim of this awful attack and her family.

“There’s nothing more abusive than a sexual attack on a vulnerable teenager. The individual behind this cruel, devastating attack is absolutely depraved and poses a serious risk to others.

“As citizens of this city, we all have a duty of care toward one another and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area last night to report it to the police as a matter of urgency.”