Man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault - after arranging to meet female photographer - PSNI appeal for ‘anyone who may have had a similar experience to get in touch’

Police are investigating reports of suspicious activity in the Dromore area of County Down.

Inspector Adam Ruston said: “We have received reports of a male contacting, and trying to arrange to meet, female photographers.

“On Saturday, 30 May, a photographer was telephoned and asked to take photos to document a renovation project at a property in Dromore.

“The photographer met the unknown male caller as requested, and later reported that she had been touched inappropriately.


“A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

“Our enquiries continue and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 2251 of 30/05/20.

“I’m also keen to encourage anyone who may have had a similar experience to get in touch, as we believe the man has been contacting a number of people using this pretext.”

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