Monday 5 December 2016

Investigation launched after student allegedly sexually assaulted on UCD campus

Published 29/11/2016 | 14:50

University College Dublin
University College Dublin

Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a student on University College Dublin’s campus.

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A garda spokesperson confirmed to Independent.ie that no arrests have yet been made and the investigation is ongoing.

“Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault at UCD on Thursday November 24 between 10am and 11.30pm,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

It is believed that the student had been out socialising with friends on the day the alleged assault took place on the Belfield campus of the Dublin 4 university.

A UCD spokesman said: "Please be advised that we have brought all reports of a sexual assault on campus to the attention of the University Registrar, Campus Services, Campus Security and Student Support Services.

"These college authorities are now in contact with An Garda Siochána."

UCD Students' Union took to social media to remind students of their "walk safe" service.

Independent.ie contacted the Union in relation to the alleged incident but they have not made any comment at the time of writing.

"Walk Safe is a campus service which students and staff can use by calling 01 716 7000.

"Use Walk Safe for a member of UCD Security to escort you from one campus location to another (eg. from the Library to your car)

"This service is available during Autumn and Winter Semesters from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 7 days a week."

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