Anna Lo MLA said: “This is the second serious sex attack in city centre in the past month or so. This is an extremely distressing trend and the city centre should be a place where people feel totally safe. My thoughts go out the woman who suffered this horrific attack.
“Given that this attack took place in city centre in an area near many nightclubs and bars, there may have been people in the vicinity who saw something which could help police catch the attacker.
“We need any witnesses to come forward quickly and talk to police to get the perpetrator off our streets and prevent them from attacking anyone else.”