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Teenage girl sexually assaulted in cemetery

The girl was attacked by a man in his 40s.

POLICE IN BELFAST are appealing for witnesses following the serious sexual assault of a teenage girl in the grounds of the City Cemetery in West Belfast.

The assault occurred in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 30 May. The teenager was on the grounds of the cemetery when she was approached by an unknown man who then assaulted her.

He is described as being aged in his 40s, of medium build, clean shaven with short black hair.

Detectives say they are particularly keen to speak with a woman who assisted the girl after the assault. She is described as being in her 30s or 40s, with blonde hair tied up in a ponytail and wearing some type of uniform. She was driving a red coloured car and stopped with the girl on the Falls Road and gave her a lift to the Downpatrick area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at the Public Protection Branch in Ladas Drive on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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