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Three arrested on suspicion of rape after woman assaulted by a number of men in Down

The incident occurred this morning in Newtownards.

Police are looking for witnesses who may have been in the Londonderry Park area.
Police are looking for witnesses who may have been in the Londonderry Park area.
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Updated Sep 15th 2019, 1:15 PM

DETECTIVES IN THE North have arrested a man in his 20s and two teenagers following reports of a serious sexual assault in Co Down.

The incident occurred in the vicinity of Londonderry Park on the Portaferry Road in Newtownards.

At around 6.25am this morning, a woman told police that she’d been assaulted by a number of men in the vicinity of the park a short time earlier.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in custody at this time. Police later confirmed that a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old man had also been arrested on suspicion of rape. 

The PSNI has appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

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