GARDAI in Galway have sealed off a part of the city this morning after an alleged sexual assault took place on a young woman last night.
Officers have sealed off an area around the Spanish Arch in the city and are carrying out a technical examination following the alleged assault.
They are now searching for a man who is described only as wearing dark clothes and a hoodie.
The young woman, believed to be 18 years old, reported the alleged assault at 10pm last night. It is understood the assault had only taken place half an hour earlier. She has since been taken to University Hospital Galway where she received medical attention.
The area around the Spanish Arch remained sealed off this morning as further forensic examinations took place.
Gardai have asked anyone who was in the area at the time or witnessed anything suspicious to contact them at Millstreet Garda Station on 091-538000.