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Sun sex pests alert

ONE in 10 women have been sexually assaulted or harassed while on holiday in southern Europe, research has found.

A survey of more than 6,000 people in various airports in Mediterranean countries found that one in 15 men have also fallen victim to harassment and assaults while on holiday in southern European countries.

The research, carried out by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention (Irefrea), surveyed 6,502 British and German holidaymakers aged 16-35 in summer 2009.