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17-year-old girl raped at music festival

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17-year-old girl raped at music festival
12:00 CEST+02:00
Police are investigating the suspected rape of a teenage girl at a camping area at the Siesta music festival in southern Sweden.

The victim, a 17-year-old girl, reported the rape to the police herself on Friday morning. According to her own account, the incident occurred early Friday morning, between 4am and 4.20am, on a camping spot at the festival's main area.

The Siesta festival is a music festival held in Hässleholm, in southern Sweden.

The 17-year-old has given the police a description of her attacker, but no suspect has yet been arrested.

“We have some people who may have been in the area. We held interrogations yesterday, and will be continuing today,” Magnus Johansson of the north-eastern Skåne police force told news agency TT.

As well as interviewing possible witnesses, police forensic specialists spent Friday investigating the camping spot where the crime was reported to have occurred.

The police are unwilling to reveal any further details on Friday's events, referring to the fact that no suspect has been arrested, and to the sensitive nature of the case.

“Right now I don't want to give any information about what has happened or how it might have happened,” duty officer Anders Swenson of Kristianstad's police force told local newspaper Norra Skåne.

 
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