Woman is victim of ‘serious sex assault’ by two men

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A woman has been the victim of an alleged sex attack in Cookstown in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police said detectives are investigating a report of a serious sexual assault in the area of Cookstown known as Monkey Lane.

Detective Sergeant Olphert said: “At around 2am, it was reported that two males approached a female in the Monkey Lane area. The two males are reported to have carried out a series of serious sexual assaults on the female. CCTV enquiries in the area show that the two males then left the area towards Burn Road. The woman was left badly shaken but not injured.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who observed two men and a woman in the Monkey Lane/Central Avenue at this time to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 343 13/7/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”