British teenager 'gang raped' at popular Mediterranean holiday resort

Twelve Israeli tourists have been arrested after a 19-year-old British woman reported being gang raped in a popular Mediterranean holiday resort.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 8:56 am
Tourists sunbathe on the beach in the resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus (Photo: FLORIAN CHOBLET/AFP/Getty Images)

The teenager lodged a complaint with police in Ayia Napa on the southeast coast of Cyprus yesterday morning, claiming she had been gang-raped the night before.

According to the Times Of Israel, some of the 12 suspects are aged 16 and 17.

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The alleged rape is reported to have happened in a hotel where the woman and the 12 suspects were all staying separately.

Israel's Foreign Office said in a statement that its diplomats had been allowed to speak to the suspects.

They are due in court today for a remand hearing.

More to follow.