Northern Ireland

Belfast city centre male rape claim investigated

Police at scene
Image caption The alleged attack took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 23-year-old man in Belfast city centre on Wednesday morning.

The alleged attack happened in the Donegall Street/York Street area close to the Belfast campus of the University of Ulster shortly before 02:00 BST.

The attacker was described as being 5ft 9inches tall, with black hair. He was wearing a blue jumper and blue jeans and was carrying a navy shoulder bag.

Police have urged anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

Detectives at the Rape Crime Unit can be contacted on 028 90 700305.