Woman sexually assaulted in city centre

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in the early hours of Sunday.

Wednesday, 28th November 2018, 2:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:49 am

The incident happened in the Great James Street area of Londonderry.

Detective Constable Suzanne Nicol said: “A woman in her late 20s was approached and sexually assaulted by an unknown male in the Great James Street area shortly before 2am.

"The suspect is described as having a shaved head and was wearing a grey hoody with dark tracksuit bottoms.

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Great James Street in Londonderry

"It’s believed he was driving a dark-coloured, people carrier-style vehicle."

Det Nichol said police know that "there were a number of people and vehicles close by at the time of the assault" and appealed for witnesses or anyone who noticed a people carrier type vehicle in the Great James Street/Little James Street area to please get in touch.

Detectives are also keen to hear from anyone who may have captured dashcam footage. Detectives can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference number 241 of 18/11/18.”

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.