Northern Ireland

Young women urged to 'be vigilant' after Londonderry rape

An organisation which helps victims of sexual violence has urged young women to be vigilant after the rape of a teenager girl in Londonderry.

The 18-year-old was attacked in the Templegrove area early on Sunday.

It is the second rape in Derry in less than a month, and one of three separate weekend sex attacks in Northern Ireland.

Helena Bracken from the Nexus Institute said young people had use "common sense".

"I do hope that people listen to what's going on around them and they take care of themselves and take care of their friends.

"Use taxis sensibly, make sure you're delivered to the door by a reputable firm, and if you're with a group, look out for one another.

"It's common sense."