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16/09/2021

Investigation launched into 'serious sexual assault' at house in Bogside area of Derry last weekend

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The PSNI is investigating allegations of a “serious sexual assault” of a woman at a house in the Bogside area of Derry last weekend. Mobile phone footage of the incident which took place in the early hours of May 10 is understood to have circulated and over the weekend police confirmed to the Derry News that it is now under investigation. Detective Chief Inspector David McBurney of the Public Protection Branch said: “Detectives are investigating the report of a serious sexual assault of a woman in the Glenfada Park area of Derry in the early hours of Friday 10 May. “Enquiries are continuing and there are no further details at this stage.” The Public Protection Branch was formed as part of Crime Operations Department. The Public Protection Units, Rape Crime Unit and the Child Internet Protection Team were brought together into a single branch. It now has overall responsibility for operational activity as well as policy and practice in relation to domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual exploitation, sex and violent offender management, adult safeguarding, rape, child abuse imagery, e-safety and all associated control strategies.

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