Tuesday 12 December 2017

Sex assault in park

GARDAI are investigating a brutal sexual assault on a young woman in a city park as she walked home.

The 24-year-old woman is said to be "very distraught" over the attack which she revealed occurred shortly after 2am yesterday as she was walking home in Ballyphehane on Cork's southside. She told gardai she was subjected to a brutal sexual assault over the course of 10 minutes. Her attacker, believed to be a man in his 20s or 30s, then fled the scene on foot. The woman was taken to a special unit at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital.

AIRPORT FRAUD STING

FOUR people in Ireland were among 43 arrested at airports across Europe in a crackdown on credit card fraud.

The international operation took place across 38 airports in 16 countries on Thursday to weed out criminals using fraudulent credit cards to buy flights. Troels Oerting, head of the European Cybercrime Centre at Europol, which organised the clampdown, said it targeted organised crime networks that use the internet to steal people's details. The arrests in Ireland were made at Dublin Airport.

EUROMILLIONS WINNER

Tuesday's Euromillions saw a mystery Irish winner who scooped almost €94m. But last night's jackpot was a more modest €15m.

The numbers drawn in the main Euromillions draw were 1, 15, 28, 35 and 47 with 'lucky stars' 1 and 7. The winning ticket was sold in France.

Irish Independent

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