Ulster Unionist Upper Bann candidate, Doug Beattie MC, has called on the entire community to help Police catch the man responsible for raping a woman as she walked her dog in Peatlands Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Councillor Beattie MC said:
“My thoughts are with the victim at this very traumatic time.
“The entire community will be united in its disgust at the news that a woman should be the victim of such a brutal assault. The fact that it took place in broad daylight and in a park which is widely used by families serves to compound the horror.
“The Police have said that the attacker fled the scene on a black mountain bike and have appealed for anyone who can assist them to come forward immediately. I would echo that call. This is clearly a very dangerous individual who must be caught immediately and put behind bars where he can no longer pose a threat to women.”