While an Ireland supporter was in Bordeaux to watch her nation’s first Rugby World Cup victory, three men allegedly gang-raped her. Agreeing to reports in France, police are “actively seeking” those denounced of attacking a 37-year-old lady. Overnight on Sunday evening on Rue de la Rousselle within the middle of the city, near to where she was remaining.
She was allegedly harassed while walking close to her home the evening after Ireland trounced Romania 82-8.
Agreeing to L’Independant, the lady was able to form her way back to the home. But she was in a state of stun and was at first incapable to report the assault to French police. Who found her “traumatized and prostrate”.
Bordeaux University Hospital reportedly treated her, and Irish police officials met with her. By helping the nearby constrain as portion of the World Cup security operation.
A rape charge was at that point recorded on Monday morning at the Bordeaux central police station.
The local prosecutor’s office informed Le Parisien that they had opened an investigation into the alleged incident. Police are reportedly searching for three Caucasian men, with one of them described as “very athletic.”
A statement added:“The investigations are underway and in particular the genetic examinations on the victim and the clothing, the collection of testimonies and the study of the video protection of the neighborhood.”
In a statement, Irish police said officers“Currently deployed in France for the duration of the Rugby World Cup tournament to assist Irish people visiting France are liaising with local authorities in relation to an alleged incident”.
Foreign Office travel counsel for British nationals travelling to France for the World Cup makes no say of a increased chance there of sexual attack.
Its common security and security counsel for France centers on the danger of terrorism, caution those included were “very likely to undertake to carry out attacks” there.
It too cites “several cases of genuine assault” on the Paris Metro, counting the line serving the Stade de France.
A statement from the Irish Rugby Football Union read,“The IRFU is aware of the disturbing news emanating from Bordeaux regarding an incident involving an Irish supporter at the weekend. We are shocked and extend our deepest sympathies to the victim. The IRFU wants all fans to have a positive experience supporting the team in France and we urge all travelers to take care and look out for each other.”
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