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Monday 25 September 2017

Gardaí probe 'sex attack' at teenage disco

No arrests have been made and gardaí are examining CCTV from the premises (Stock picture)
No arrests have been made and gardaí are examining CCTV from the premises (Stock picture)
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

An investigation is underway after a girl alleged she was sexually assaulted on a dance floor at a teenage disco.

The 17-year-old was attending a disco for third-year and transition-year students at Limerick Racecourse on Friday night, November 25, when the incident is alleged to have taken place.

The Irish Independent understands that the young woman has claimed she was assaulted on the dance floor about 10.50pm during the event, which was attended by up to 1,500 teenagers.

Examination

Gardaí in Patrickswell attended the scene and the area was preserved for a technical examination.

The teenage girl was scheduled to attend University Hospital Limerick last Saturday.

No arrests have been made and gardaí are examining CCTV from the premises.

The event was organised by Sinbin teen events and, according to the 'Limerick Leader', it had been billed as 'Munster's biggest disco for third-year and transition-year students', which includes 'three floors and six massive parties'.

A garda spokesman said: "Officers at Patrickswell are investigating a complaint of an alleged sexual assault at Limerick Racecourse on November 25."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Patrickswell Garda Station at 061 355103, the Garda confidential telephone line 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

A spokesman for Sinbin teen events said it had no comment on the matter because the matter was under garda investigation.

Irish Independent

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