Northern Ireland

Newtownards: Three men arrested on suspicion of rape

Londonderry Park in Newtownards Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption A young woman reported being assaulted by a number of males in the vicinity of Londonderry Park in Newtownards

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of rape after a serious sexual assault in Newtownards, County Down.

At about 06:25 BST on Sunday, a young woman reported being assaulted by a number of men in the Londonderry Park area of the Portaferry Road.

Two teenagers, aged 18 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of rape.

A 28-year-old man earlier arrested on the same charge remains in custody.

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Image caption The serious sexual assault incident happened early on Sunday morning

Police are appealing to anyone with information or who was in the vicinity early on Sunday to come forward.