‘Investigation launched into reports of 4 year old girl sexually assaulted’ – Brady

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
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Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has commented on reports that a four year old girl was sexually assaulted yesterday, Monday 6th August, in Newry’s Ardcarne Park.

This letter was allegedly received by a number of residents in Ardcarne Park

There has been widespread talk on Facebook and Twitter over the past 24 hours after it emerged a letter (pictured right) was apparently sent to residents of Ardcarne Park. The letter stated, “There has been a serious sexual assault on a 4 year old girl this evening. We are aware who this attack has been committed by and the police are currently dealing with this.” The letter continued, “We are asking that all residents contact Josie Morgan anti social behaviour unit and request an urgent meeting with her and Newry Housing Executive ASAP.” It finished by stating, “We will be asking that immediate action be taken to ensure our children’s safety.” Mickey Brady says he has been in contact with the PSNI and Social Services regarding this alleged incident and they have assured him that they will do all they can speedily to investigate the allegation. He added, “I have also spoken to the Housing Executive who are working with tenants locally.  Residents of Ardcarne Park have also been in touch with me and obviously the community there are extremely worried about this.  I would urge people to remain calm and cooperate with the relevant agencies to deal with this matter.” The PSNI spoke to Newry Times and said, “Police are investigating an incident that occurred in the Ardcarne Park area of Newry last night. The incident involving a 4 year old girl and an 11 year old boy was reported to Police at approximately 8.30pm.” The spokesperson added, “The Police investigation is continuing.”
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