Monday 5 December 2016

Investigation launched after teen girl sexually assaulted at Halloween bonfire

Cathal McMahon

Published 02/11/2016 | 15:55

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Gardaí have appealed for information after a young teenage girl was allegedly sexually assaulted after attending a Halloween bonfire.

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The incident happened between 11.30pm on Monday and 2.15am on Tuesday in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow.

It is believed that the victim had been attending a Halloween bonfire in ub tge area of Father Cummins Park in the town on the night of the attack.

The victim is in her early teens and gardai believe that the suspected attack took place in the vicinity of the blaze. However the location of the actual incident has not been identified.

Officers have appealed for anyone with information to contact them in Bagenalstown station.

A garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí at Bagnelstown, County Carlow are investigating an assault on a female that occurred between 11.30pm, Monday 31st October 2016 and 2.15am Tuesday 1st November 2016.

"The location as to where the alleged incident occurred is yet to be identified.

"Investigations are ongoing. No arrests have been made."

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