UPDATE: Police confirm a woman was sexually assaulted in Weston Park

Police think it happened between 10.35pm and 11pm last night

Police have confirmed that Weston Park has been cordoned off due a serious sexual assault believed to have happened last night.

A 21 year old woman is thought to have been attacked as she was walking through the park, sometime between 10.35pm and 11pm on Monday 23rd January.

The woman is receiving support from specially trained officers and an investigation is underway.

Detective Inspector John Fitzgibbons said: “There is currently a large area of Weston Park cordoned off while we conduct initial enquiries at the scene.

“Additional police patrols will be provided over the coming days to provide reassurance and I would urge anyone who may have information on this incident to please come forward.”

Police are urging anyone with further information about the assault to contact them on 101, quoting incident 1236 of 23 January. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.