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Councillor says police confirm “serious sexual assault” at Peatlands Park

A woman was subjected to a “serious sexual assault” at Peatlands Park last night (Wednesday).

The confirmation has been given to a local councillor.

The area was cordoned off throughout the afternoon and last night as police investigators scoured the area.

This morning (Thursday), local DUP Councillor Jonny Buckley said he had spoken to senior officers and they confirmed the attack was “as feared a serious assault of a sexual nature”.

He told Armagh I: “As a local councillor for the area it is indeed very distressing to learn that an incident of this nature has taken place and in broad daylight, in such a family friendly park that is frequently made use of by people of all ages.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the lady involved in this assault and her family at this very difficult time.

“I will be liaising with the PSNI on this matter as they continue to carry out their investigations.

“It is vital that those responsible for this attack are apprehended and are swiftly brought to justice for their actions.

“I would urge anyone with information to contact the police on the non-emergency 101 phone number.”

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