Gardaí investigate allegation of sex assault against well-known jockey
A top jumps jockey is under investigation by gardaí after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a social event.
Gardaí confirmed last night that the investigation was under way but said there had not been any arrests.
The incident is alleged to have taken place in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A complaint about a sexual assault was made to local gardaí - and the alleged victim was subsequently interviewed by officers.
The jockey has strenuously denied the allegation.
He is well known in the racing world and is highly regarded in the national hunt sport.
During an illustrious career he has ridden the winners of a series of major races, both over hurdles and jumps, including Grade One events.
Gardaí said last night that their enquiries were ongoing.
It is expected that the man will be formally interviewed in the near future in connection with the assault allegation.