Police appeal following Rosemount sex attack

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Police in Derry have appealed for information following the serious sexual assault of a teenager last Wednesday.

The attack occurred in the Rosemount area of the city on Wednesday, December 5 on an 18 year-old girl.

Officers have appealed for information following the attack which they described as a “serious sexual assault.”

Details of the incident were released at the weekend when detectives from the PSNI Rape Crime Unit issued the appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

Investigating officers are particularly keen to speak to a taxi driver who collected a fare, a male and female passenger from the Shipquay Street area of the city, “sometime after 1.30am and took them to the Rosemount area. We are keen to hear from him as he may have information which may assist officers with their investigation,” said a PSNI spokesperson.

“Police are working to establish the details of this incident and are asking anyone who may have been in the Rosemount area and who may have seen the female or who saw anything suspicious to contact them immediately.”

Detectives at the Rape Crime Unit can be contacted on 0845 600 8000 or information can be passed anonymously to independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.