Wednesday 21 February 2018

Tourist gang raped on Italian beach as boyfriend is savagely beaten

A pair of beach slippers lie on the sand where a suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the beating of her partner took place in Rimini, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Manuel Migliorini/ANSA via AP)
A pair of beach slippers lie on the sand where a suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the beating of her partner took place in Rimini, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Manuel Migliorini/ANSA via AP)

Samuel Osborne

Italian police are investigating after a Polish tourist was gang raped as her boyfriend was savagely beaten on Italy's popular Rimini beach.

Italian news reports said the man passed out after being beaten on the head and robbed.

His partner was repeatedly raped by four men early on Saturday on a secluded stretch of beach in the Adriatic town on Italy's eastern coast, near San Marino.

Media reports said the 26-year-old Polish couple were hospitalised with injuries.

Police officers inspect the area where where a suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the beating of her partner took place in Rimini, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Italian police are investigating the suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the savage beating of her partner on Italy's popular Rimini beach. Italian news reports said the man passed out after being beaten on the head and robbed and his partner was repeatedly raped by four men early Saturday on a secluded stretch of beach in the Adriatic town on Italy's eastern coast. (Manuel Migliorini/ANSA via AP)
Police officers inspect the area where where a suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the beating of her partner took place in Rimini, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Italian police are investigating the suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the savage beating of her partner on Italy's popular Rimini beach. Italian news reports said the man passed out after being beaten on the head and robbed and his partner was repeatedly raped by four men early Saturday on a secluded stretch of beach in the Adriatic town on Italy's eastern coast. (Manuel Migliorini/ANSA via AP)

Passers-by called police after seeing the couple, bloodied and dazed, on the beach.

Italian police are still searching for the suspects of what they described as a "brutal and bestial attack."

Last year, a 17-year-old British tourist was raped on the same stretch of beach.

The girl went to the beach with a man she had meet to "watch the shooting stars" when he attacked and raped her.

A forensic police officer inspects the area where a suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the beating of her partner took place, in Rimini, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Italian police are investigating the suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the savage beating of her partner on Italy's popular Rimini beach. Italian news reports said the man passed out after being beaten on the head and robbed and his partner was repeatedly raped by four men early Saturday on a secluded stretch of beach in the Adriatic town on Italy's eastern coast. (Manuel Migliorini/ANSA via AP)
A forensic police officer inspects the area where a suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the beating of her partner took place, in Rimini, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Italian police are investigating the suspected gang rape of a Polish tourist and the savage beating of her partner on Italy's popular Rimini beach. Italian news reports said the man passed out after being beaten on the head and robbed and his partner was repeatedly raped by four men early Saturday on a secluded stretch of beach in the Adriatic town on Italy's eastern coast. (Manuel Migliorini/ANSA via AP)

A 19-year-old man was arrested after last year's attack.

Independent News Service

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