The woman, in her 20s, reported she was attacked by a man in the doorway of commercial premises in the University Street area around 12.40am today (Tuesday). A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
“This was an horrific attack and my thoughts are with the victim at this difficult time,” said Ms Bradshaw.
“We must ensure our streets are safe and a joined-up approach must be taken to combat this problem, particularly in this area of South Belfast where a number of incidents have taken place over recent years.
“I would urge anyone who may have seen anything or who has information on the incident to contact police immediately.”