DETECTIVES are investigating after a woman was raped in a seaside town.
The victim was attacked by a man along a coastal path in the Downshire Road area of Bangor, Co Down around 3 am on Tuesday.
She had earlier accepted a lift from three men in a silver Ford car at Eisenhower Pier in the town.
According to the PSNI, she was then raped by one of the men who was a passenger in the car.
He is described as being about six feet tall with dark brown hair, wearing a grey hooded top and blue jeans.
Detectives from the PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit based at Ladas Drive have appealed for anyone who has information about the assault to contact them on 028 9070 0305.
It is the second sex assault in the town within the space a few days.
On Saturday night, a 19-year-old woman was attacked in Quay Street near McKee Clock.
Officers from the PSNI are looking for a man in his early 20s.
The suspect is described as having short hair, facial stubble and wearing a grey and purple T-shirt.
Police want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious close to the McKee Clock in Bangor from about 11.30 pm.
The sex attack has been condemned by local politicians.
North Down Alliance mayor Andrew Muir said: “This was a despicable attack right in the heart of Bangor.
“This will send shock waves through the local community.
“My thoughts are with the victim at this difficult time.
“I urge anyone with information about this sexual assault to contact the police as soon as possible.”