Sunday 18 February 2018

Exclusive: Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault on woman at army barracks

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Laura Larkin and Cathal McMahon

Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a woman at a military barracks in Dublin.

The woman made a complaint to gardaí at around 3am this morning after she was allegedly assaulted at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines, Dublin 6.

It's believed the woman was found wandering around the barracks by military police.

It is understood the allegations relate to an incident which it is claimed happened after two soldiers brought the woman, who is not a member of the Defence Forces, back to the barracks.

"Gardaí at Rathmines are investigating an alleged assault on a female which allegedly occurred at Cathal Brugha Barracks at approximately 2am on April 12," a garda spokesman said. 

No arrests have been made to date.

A spokesman for the Defence Forces said: "We can confirm that the Military Police are assisting Gardaí with an investigation" but due to the ongoing investigation said it would "not be appropriate to comment any further at this time".

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