An Irish female rugby fan in Bordeaux for Ireland’s opening match against Romania was allegedly gang raped in the early hours of Monday morning.
French police are investigating the claims of the 37-year-old woman who was allegedly abducted by three men just after midnight along Rue Rouselle, which is in the busy Saint-Pierre district of old town Bordeaux.
The alleged abduction and rape occurred close to her accommodation, according to French media reports.
Thousands of Irish, Romanian, English and Welsh fans congregated in the district over the weekend as there are numerous bars and restaurants located within easy access by tram and bus.
The incident has been confirmed by French police and gardai.
Four gardai have been deployed to France for the duration of Ireland’s World Cup campaign and they are liaising with French police over the incident.
The woman has told the authorities she was abducted by three men and then taken to Rue du Puits Descazaux.
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