Teenage girl raped at Latitude Festival 2010 in Suffolk
United Kingdom | 16 July 2010
A nineteen year old woman was raped after asking for directions at this year's Latitude Festival, Police confirmed today (16 July).
The woman was camping with friends in the red area of the site before leaving at 2200 BST on Thursday to find a toilet.
Reports state that 3 or 4 men offered to show her the way, but grabbed and raped her before running away. The woman subsequently reported the attack to festival security staff who immediately contacted the police.
Officers have urged attendees to stick together and have begun appealing for witnesses. In a statement Police have said they have begun working closely with festival organisers, analysing CCTV footage and carrying out enquiries on the site.
Police have appealed to anyone who may have seen a young woman wearing a yellow and cream top, black cardigan and jeans with a small group of men at the time of the incident.
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