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British tourist in Magaluf ‘raped by man who offered to take her back to her hotel in his car’

A BRIT tourist was reportedly raped at the party resort of Magaluf by a man who offered to take her back to her hotel in his car.

Police have arrested a Spanish suspect after he allegedly imposed himself on the 27-year-old holidaymaker after stopping in a car park and locking the doors.

Police have arrested a Spaniard after a British tourist was allegedly raped in Magaluf

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Police have arrested a Spaniard after a British tourist was allegedly raped in MagalufPhoto credit: Getty

According to police, the suspect offered to take the victim home after she was stranded alone in a bar in Magaluf with no way of returning to her hotel in Palma.

It is alleged that the unnamed 34-year-old then stopped in a car park and attacked her before she could get out of the vehicle and flee.

The suspect must now appear in court so an investigating judge can decide whether to remanded in custody pending an ongoing criminal investigation or to release him on bail.

Investigators have not revealed what led them to the man they were holding.

The National Police investigation that led to the arrest was led by a special unit called the UFAM, which specializes in crimes such as violence against women.

A police spokesman, who confirmed the arrest, said: “Police in Palma have arrested a Spaniard on suspicion of sexually assaulting a tourist.

“The incident in which he was detained happened in the early hours of September 8 last year, when a holidaymaker landed alone in a bar district of Magaluf and had to return to her hotel in Palma without any means of transport.

“At that moment a man approached her and they started talking and she told him what had happened, after which he offered to accompany her to her hotel.

“En route, the suspected sex offender parked in a parking lot, then locked the vehicle and pinned the tourist against the seat before forcing himself on her.

“She then managed to get out of the car, fled and shortly after got into a taxi, which took her to her hotel.

“When officers were briefed on what had happened, the UFAM unit of the National Police began an investigation with what little information they had and gradually managed to glean more details.

“The Balearic Transport Authority also helped and months later a suspect was identified.

“He was arrested on Wednesday.”

Well-placed sources confirmed that the holidaymaker was from the UK.

It was not immediately clear when the suspect would appear in court for his pre-trial hearing, which will take place behind closed doors, as is customary in Spain, where only public trials are held.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/5026551/brit-tourist-magaluf-raped-man-offered-lift/ British tourist in Magaluf ‘raped by man who offered to take her back to her hotel in his car’

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