Police seeking 6ft clean shaven man in 20s in relation to Peatlands attack

Police at the scene of a serious incident at Peatlands Park, Dungannon.

Photo: Mark Winter / Pacemaker Press
Police at the scene of a serious incident at Peatlands Park, Dungannon. Photo: Mark Winter / Pacemaker Press

The PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit is appealing for help to trace the man who is reported to have raped a woman out walking her dog in Peatlands Park on Wednesday afternoon (April 27).

A spokesperson for the PSNI has described the man as “being approximately 6’ tall, aged in his 20s, clean shaven, with a chubby face, and droopy eyes”.

They also said he was wearing all black clothing, a high visibility jacket and a cycling helmet, and escaped the scene on a black mountain bike.

Detective Inspector Lynne Knox said: “Police received a report that at approximately 2.45pm as a woman was walking her dog in the Peatlands Park area she was sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant.

“The male made off from the scene on what has been described as a black mountain bike.

“He is described as being approximately 6’ tall, aged in his 20s, clean shaven, with a chubby face, and droopy eyes. He was wearing all black clothing, a high visibility jacket and a cycling helmet.

Inspector Knox continued: “This was an appalling attack and police are pursuing all investigative lines of enquiry and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or observed anything suspicious to contact Detectives at the Rape Crime Unit on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”