An investigation is underway following the alleged rape of an Irish supporter in Bordeaux during the Mondial-2023.

Les faits se sont déroulés dans une rue du centre historique de la ville « aux alentours de minuit », selon la victime, qui a été « trouvée dans la rue par un groupe de supporters gallois », précise le parquet.

The 37-year-old Irish supporter was then questioned in the accommodation she had rented in the neighborhood by Irish police officers who were in town as reinforcements this weekend for the Ireland-Romania match that took place the day before.

On Sunday evening, Bordeaux hosted the second match of the 2023 World Cup between Wales and Fiji.

« Plusieurs auteurs »

According to the victim’s statements, she allegedly experienced sexual assault « by multiple perpetrators » who then fled the scene.

An investigation has been opened and entrusted to the departmental security.

The victim was promptly assisted by the Emergency Reception Center for Assault Victims in Bordeaux and an English-language victim support association.

Biological samples have been collected and others are currently being taken from his clothing. The surveillance camera footage from the neighborhood is also being analyzed in order to identify the perpetrators, as stated by the prosecutor’s office.