Thursday 29 September 2016

Irish teen (13) 'became separated from family' before alleged sexual assault at popular Spanish nightlife spot

David Kearns

Published 01/06/2016 | 00:31

Incident reportedly took place at Playa de Las Americas (Stock photo)
Incident reportedly took place at Playa de Las Americas (Stock photo)

An Irish teenager who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a popular nightlife spot in Spain is believed to have become separated from her brother before the attack.

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Spanish police are investigating reports that the young girl was sexually assaulted while holidaying in the popular tourist island of Tenerife.

The incident is believed to have taken place last Thursday on a beach near the Playa de las Americas resort in the southwest of the island.

Website ElDia.es is reporting that she was attacked by what Spanish police described as “an individual of caucasian appearance”, who may be a tourist.

It is understood that the young girl went to a popular nightlife area with her brother - but became separated from him before the alleged incident occurred at a pebble beach next to a pedestrian street. 

The teen - who Spanish media report is just 13-years-old - later received medical attention at a hospital in the locality.

The incident allegedly happened on Playa de Las Americas
The incident allegedly happened on Playa de Las Americas

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it “does not comment on such cases, given their sensitive nature”.

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