Northern Ireland

Two men in court over sexual assault of teenager in Belfast

Two men, aged 24 and 38, have appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a teenager on New Year's Day in Belfast city centre.

The 18-year-old woman was attacked at a property in Donegall Street.

Tomasz Wnek, 38, from Poland, was charged with attempting to rape the teenager and two charges of sexual assault.

Ishak Dokkan, 24, from Sudan, was charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Flanked by interpreters, both men appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court on Saturday.

A police officer told the court he believed he could connect the pair, who both have an address at Centenary House on Victory Street in Belfast, to each of the charges.

No bail application was lodged so District Judge George Conner remanded both men into custody until 10 January.

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