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Police appeal after report of sexual assault on teenage girl in Co Antrim

Detectives investigating a report of a sexual assault in the Ballymoney area have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information which can assist their investigation to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Kerry Brennan said:

"We received a report at 11.25pm on Friday August 5th that a young teenage girl had been sexually assaulted on Thursday 4th August, between 4pm and 6pm.

“The assault occurred close to a leisure centre premises, close to outdoor football pitches. We are keen to speak to anyone with any information, let us be the judge of importance of the information. All information will be treated with the upmost sensitivity.

"An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences sexual offences including sexual activity by an adult with a child and remains in custody at this time assisting with our enquiries

"Our investigation is underway and we are especially keen to speak to anyone

who was in the area at the time this incident took place as it was still within

daylight hours at the time mentioned to please contact 101 quoting reference

number 2034 06/08/22.

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency

reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also call

Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-