Man in custody over Belfast sex attack on teenage boy

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Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault on a teenage boy in west Belfast have arrested a man in his 30s.

The 16-year-old was reportedly assaulted at the Falls Park as he walked home in the early hours of Saturday.

The assault has been described by SDLP councillor Tim Attwood as “a horrendous incident” which has shocked the local community.

Detective Inspector Zoe McKee said: “I would like to thank the local community for their continued help and support during this investigation. I would urge anyone who has any further information about this incident to contact Detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 158 16/07/16.

“Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”