British University Student Raped in Pub Toilet

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

A British university student claims she was raped in the early hours of the morning in an Italian pub toilet.

The young woman who was not named and whose age was not given is reportedly doing an Erasmus year at the University of Trento in the Italian city of the same name.

According to police, the woman said that the rape happened at around 3 AM in the morning in the night from Sunday through to Monday when a man she had not seen before followed her to the bathroom in the pub.

She said that the attacker spoke only broken English and had prevented her from leaving the bathroom by blocking her exit, before he then raped her.

Local media reported her telling police: “I was raped in the pub bathroom.”

After contacting police she was hospitalised and then filed a complaint, triggering the country’s Code Red alert for cases of domestic and sexual abuse.

The law came into effect in August last year in a bid to make sure that police treat them seriously and do not downplay them by fast tracking them regardless of the seriousness.

Police said they had already interviewed the owner of the pub restaurant as well as guests and security guards guests who expressed shock at the fact that the young woman had been raped in the premises while they were there.

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