Male Irish tourist, 28, 'raped by two men on holiday' in Spanish city

Male Irish tourist, 28, 'raped by two men on holiday' in Spanish city

June 27, 2022

Male Irish tourist, 28, ‘is raped by two men on the last night of his holiday’ in Spanish city

  • Irish visitor in Valencia reported sexual assault to police on last night of holiday
  • He agreed to walk with two men before they tore his clothes off and raped him
  • Spanish police are hunting pair, who are ‘of Arabic origin with a French accent’
  • Doctor who examined him after June 18 attack saw injuries consistent with rape

Police are seeking two men in connection with an Irish tourist’s alleged rape in Valencia, southern Spain last week.

The 28-year-old was reportedly attacked in the early hours of June 18 after he agreed to go on a walk with two men he met in vibrant city neighbourhood El Carmen.

They persuaded him to leave a venue where he was partying with a friend. 

The 28-year-old Irishman was reportedly persuaded to leave a venue in El Carmen (pictured)

The man told police he was raped after the pair tore his clothes off (file image, Valencia beach)

The two men ‘of Arabic origin with a French accent’ then tore the tourist’s clothes off and sexually assaulted him on an old riverbed, local reports state.

A doctor at the city’s La Fe Hospital later found injuries consistent with rape.

National Police in Valencia have not yet made any public comment about the case.

El Carmen is at the heart of Valencia’s old town Ciutat Vella.

It is known for its liveliness during the day and as a popular tourist haunt at nighttime.

The holidaymaker was reportedly enjoying his last night before returning to Ireland.

After giving a police statement and visiting the local hospital, the man is said to have got on a flight home later that day.

No arrests have yet been made in the case, with police continuing their inquiries.

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