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Community shocked at serious sexual assault against 16 year-old in Strabane

19 June, 2007

The Sinn Féin Chairperson of Strabane District Council Gerard Foley says that the entire community has been shocked and horrified to learn that investigations are being carried out into the serious sexual assault of a 16 year old girl in the town on Saturday night after she was accosted by 3 assailants in the vicinity of Railway Street.

He said,

"News of the nature and gravity of this serious sexual assault on a 16 year old girl on Saturday night has shocked and horrified the entire community and everyones thoughts will be with the young victim and her family as they try to come to terms with this terrible ordeal that has been inflicted upon them

"Given that the Railway Street area was extremely busy with people out socializing on Saturday night it is highly likely that someone has, perhaps unwittingly, come across the victim or her 3 assailants either prior to, during or following this despicable attack.

"So if anyone has any information about this attack they should have no hesitation in making it available so that those involved are caught and be made amenable through the courts.

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