Newry police reissue appeal for information about horrific child sex attack
Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the attempted murder and serious sexual assault of an eight year old girl in Newry in 1994 have reissued their appeal for information.
The girl was playing with a friend close to Barcroft Community Centre on 10th June 1994 when she was approached by an unknown man aged in his late teens or early twenties.
He separated her from her friend and took her to an area of woodland within Daisy Hill Nursery where he assaulted her.
Hundreds of doors were knocked at the start of 2014 in the Barcroft area in a bid to bring to justice the child sex attacker. The door to door campaign was organised by Barcroft Community Association and the PSNI to highlight the horrific 1994 attack.
Following extensive enquiries police now believe that the assailant approached and spoke to two young male children who were playing within the community centre grounds, prior to his attack on the girl.
Detectives are keen to identify and speak to these two males who would now be aged in their 20s or 30s.
Police are also keen to identify and speak to a man and woman who were walking in the Daisy Hill Nursery area during the early evening of 10th June, 1994. Detectives believe this couple may have been approached by a young boy who was distressed and asked for directions to Barcroft Comunity Centre.
Detectives are keen to take this investigation forward and are appealing to the two young male children and the couple to contact them at the earliest opportunity on 028 3836 6274. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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