Carlow detectives investigating alleged sexual assault on teenage girl

Carlow detectives investigating alleged sexual assault on teenage girl

Detectives are carrying out searches in Carlow after reports of a sexual assault on a teenage girl.

The 14-year-old appeared on the doorstep of a home in Bagenalstown in the early hours of Tuesday morning claiming she'd been assaulted.

The attack is believed to have happened near a bonfire in a local park sometime between 11.30pm on Monday night and 2.15am the next morning.

Speaking to local station KCLR, Superintendent Gerry Redmond says anyone with information should come forward: We're appealing for witnesses from any persons or people who were at that bonfire, or passed by the bonfire or passed by the laneways and housing estates near that bonfire.

"Or were in conversation with anyone from that bonfire and who think they might be able to help us. We are talking about a very serious sexual assault on a young girl."

More in this Section

Limerick people 'grossly insulted' by Micheál Martin's ministerial choices - Willie O'DeaLimerick people 'grossly insulted' by Micheál Martin's ministerial choices - Willie O'Dea

Politicians should ‘lead by example’, says Leo VaradkarPoliticians should ‘lead by example’, says Leo Varadkar

Sentence for teen who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app too lenient, court declaresSentence for teen who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app too lenient, court declares

Johnson and Sturgeon governments clash over air bridgesJohnson and Sturgeon governments clash over air bridges


Lifestyle

Ciara McDonnell chats with four women who’ve decided to embrace their natural hair colour after time away from the salonBack to my roots: Four women who've decided to embrace their natural hair colour

Eve Kelliher makes the French connection by visiting Les Jardins d’Étretat.So is this the garden of the future?

Connacht, perhaps more than anywhere else on our island, is the quintessential Ireland of postcards and tourist brochures.Staycations 2020: Create your own memories with the glories of Connacht

Des O'Driscoll has your telly picks for tonight.Friday's TV Highlights: Love/Hate and John Wick mean an action packed night on the telly

More From The Irish Examiner