Northern Ireland

Appeal over serious sexual assault in Belfast city centre

Police are investigating a serious sexual assault in Belfast city centre.

A 21-year-old woman was walking along an alleyway off Royal Avenue, near Castle Court shopping centre, when she was attacked by a man.

It happened early on Saturday.

Police said the suspect "is described as black, aged in his mid 30s, approximately 5ft 6in tall, of thin build and was wearing navy jeans and a checked shirt".

Detectives appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the woman in the area around the time to contact them.

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