An investigation was opened after the alleged rape of an Irish supporter on the night of Sunday to Monday in Bordeaux, where the XV au Clover played its first World Cup match on Saturday, Agence France-Presse learned (AFP ) to the public prosecutor's office.
The events took place in a street in the historic center of the city "around midnight", according to the victim, who was "found in the street by a group of Welsh supporters".
The Irish supporter was then heard in the accommodation she rented in the neighborhood “by Irish police officers who were providing reinforcement in town” this weekend, during the Ireland-Romania match which had taken place the day before. Bordeaux hosted a second 2023 World Cup match between Wales and Fiji on Sunday evening.
Attacked by “several perpetrators”
According to the victim's statements, she was sexually assaulted "by multiple perpetrators", who then fled. An investigation was opened, entrusted to the departmental security.
The victim was immediately taken care of by the Bordeaux Emergency Center for Victims of Aggression and a victim support association, "in English".
Biological samples have been taken and others are also in progress on his clothes. The images from the neighborhood's video protection cameras are also being studied in order to find the perpetrators, again according to the prosecution.