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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Garda probe alleged rape of female student

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Ian Begley and Ryan Nugent

Gardaí are investigating the alleged rape of a female student from the US in Connemara over the bank holiday weekend.

It is understood the incident allegedly took place at the rear of a public house in Tullycross, Co Galway, on Sunday morning. The woman is 21 years of age.

In a statement, Gardaí said they are following a number of lines of inquiry.

"Gardaí in Clifden are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a female in the village of Tully Cross, Co Galway, in the early hours of Sunday morning," a spokesperson said.

"No arrests have been made to date, investigating gardaí are however following a number of lines of enquiry.

"Owing to the nature of the incident we will not be commenting further at this time."

It is understood that the area where the alleged incident has taken place has been examined by gardaí.

The Connemara Mussel Festival was taking place over the weekend when the rape is alleged to have taken place.

Irish Independent

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