Coleraine : Police investigating report of an alleged sexual assault on a 16-year-old female

Coleraine : Police investigating report of an alleged sexual assault on a 16-year-old female

Officers in Coleraine are investigating an alleged serious sexual assault of a 16-year-old female in 2021 and have issued an appeal for information in an attempt to identify the victim.

Constable Clarke said:

"Police recently received an anonymous report from the victim of an alleged rape which is said to have occurred last year.

"In order to progress with the investigation, we are making a direct appeal to the victim to come forward.

"We understand it is daunting but please be assured that we will support you and work alongside you, at your pace, as we carry out our investigation.

"You do not need to come into a police station to make a report. You can report directly to us via 101 and officers, who are specially trained in this work, will arrange to meet you at a time and place that best suits you.

"I can assure you that you will be treated with the utmost sensitivity, care and respect.”

If you are victim of sexual abuse, support is available through:

• The 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Abuse Helpline - 0808 802 1414

• Nexus NI - 028 9032 6803 http://nexusni.org/

• The Rowan Centre free phone helpline - 0800 389 4424 / www.therowan.net

• Victim Support NI - 02890 243133

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