Two arrested on suspicion of raping British woman in Magaluf hotel

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Two Irish holidaymakers were arrested as they waited for their flight home at Palma Airport, on suspicion of raping a British woman at a Magaluf hotel.

The men, who were preparing to board a flight to Dublin, have already appeared before a judge in Majorca and have been remanded in custody, pending an ongoing investigation.

Police went public with the arrests following the court hearing in Palma, which took place behind closed doors yesterday, the Mirror reports.

The alleged attack is said to have occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.

The accused have not been named, nor have their ages been released.

The hotel where the incident allegedly occurred has not been named either.

The Mirror reports a Civil Guard spokesman said: “Officers specialising in investigating sex crimes have arrested two Irish men on suspicion of sexually assaulting a British tourist in a hotel in Magaluf.

“In the early hours of Wednesday a young woman raised the alarm, saying she had been sexually assaulted by two men. She was taken to Son Espases Hospital in Palma by a police patrol.

“With the information the woman provided, officers from the specialist sex crimes group began an investigation and found out the suspected authors were no longer in the hotel which they had left to return to their home country.

“Officers went to the island airport to find them and proceeded to arrest them after tracking them down to the boarding area where they were awaiting a flight to Dublin.

“They were remanded in prison yesterday following a court hearing.”

Police said the British woman has now returned to the UK.

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