In a distressing incident that has sent shockwaves across the holiday destination, three British holidaymakers have been apprehended on suspicion of raping a woman at the same Magaluf hotel where a UK teenager had reportedly suffered a gang rape less than two weeks prior.
The arrests were made as the suspects were attempting to board a flight to Manchester. T
he woman who reported the incident, also believed to be British, has raised concerns about potential drugging.
Ongoing tests are being conducted to detect any traces of suspicious substances.
The Investigation Unfolds: Arrests and Allegations
The Civil Guard confirmed the arrests, stating that three young men are being held as suspected perpetrators of a sexual aggression crime against a woman at a hotel in Calvia, which is part of the Magaluf municipality.
The incident was brought to the attention of the authorities when a central response unit received an alert about a possible sexual assault at the hotel.
Upon investigation, it was revealed that the victim, a young tourist, claimed to have been raped in the early hours of the morning by men she had encountered the previous night.
The victim also mentioned a potential case of chemical submission, suggesting that she felt extremely unwell, possibly due to the consumption of drugs.
She was taken to the hospital for further examinations.
Swift Action and Arrests at the Airport
The Civil Guard swiftly identified the alleged aggressors, who were preparing to leave the hotel and catch a flight to their home country.
Minutes before boarding a flight to Manchester, the suspects were arrested at Palma Airport.
The identities of the suspects are known, with one of them being recognized by a nickname used on a social network.
The incident has taken place at the BH Mallorca Resort, the same establishment where another British holidaymaker, an 18-year-old, was reportedly gang-raped on August 14th.
Continued Concerns and Recent Incidents
This incident comes in the wake of a series of disturbing events that have raised concerns about the safety of tourists across Europe.
As of August 20th, there have been reports of alleged rapes and sexual assaults involving at least nine British tourists and one Irish woman.
Katie Kempen, Chief Executive at the charity Victim Support, expressed deep concern over these reports, emphasizing that women should be able to enjoy their holidays without the constant fear of such attacks.
The Foreign Office has taken steps to provide additional training to its staff, aiming to better support victims and address such distressing situations.
The disturbing events that have transpired, both in Magaluf and across other European destinations, highlight the importance of prioritizing safety and security for travelers, particularly women, and addressing the underlying issues that contribute to such incidents.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn