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British woman found crying on the streets of Paris holding her underwear ‘after being gang-raped by several men at a music festival’

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the annual conference. "music festival" One-day music festival in the courtyard of the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on June 21, 2024. June 21 marks the annual start of the 'Fete de la Musique', a tradition that marks the first day of summer, during which music is encouraged. to play outdoors
  • The victim was found crying and holding underwear in central Paris early Saturday morning.
  • It occurs when some teenagers were injected with an unknown substance in another place.

A British woman was allegedly gang-raped and subsequently robbed on the streets of Paris after attending a festival in the French capital on Friday night, it has emerged.

The tourist was found crying as she stumbled through the streets of Paris’s 1st arrondissement in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to a police source.

He was clutching his underwear in a state of great distress hours after leaving a concert at the Olympia hall, one of hundreds of events held across France on June 21 to commemorate the ‘Fête de la Musique’, known as the ‘Music Day’ in France. English.

The victim, who was picked up by firefighters and taken to Cochin hospital for medical tests, later told police that she was approached by several men and taken to a secluded area where they raped her and stole her phone, according to The Figaro.

Investigators from the first district of Paris’ judicial police are investigating the incident, but have not yet identified any suspects.

The shocking rape comes as five teenagers were injected with an unknown substance while attending another Make Music Day event in the Paris suburb of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the annual one-day music festival ‘Fete de la musique’ in the courtyard of the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on June 21, 2024. June 21 marks the annual start of the ‘Fete de la Musique’. a tradition that marks the first day of summer, during which playing music outdoors is encouraged

Attendees gather next to the stage during the annual conference. "music festival" One-day music festival in the courtyard of the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, France, on June 21, 2024.

Attendees gather next to the stage during the annual one-day music festival ‘Fete de la musique’ in the courtyard of the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, France, on June 21, 2024.

The girls, aged between 13 and 17, told aid workers at the event that they were dancing in the crowd when they felt stings on their arms.

Each of them quickly began exhibiting symptoms that included dizziness and nausea, headaches and fever, witnesses at the scene said. Le Parisian.

Three of the girls reportedly had marks on their left arms that suggested they had been pierced with a needle.

But police were unable to make any arrests, and some 10,000 people attended the event in the Paris suburb.

Officers detained two men to conduct a search of the scene, but they were later released after police were unable to find any paraphernalia or other evidence linking them to the attack.

The mayor of Saint-Maur, Sylvain Berrios, who also attended the festival, admitted to Le Parisien that these incidents constitute “an extremely painful phenomenon” and “difficult to stop.”

Berrios said security had been greatly beefed up at the location and authorities had installed a series of CCTV cameras to create a live security feed to the municipal police surveillance centre, which he hoped would help investigators find suspects.

Celebrated on June 21 every year since 1982, France’s ‘Music Day’ sees musicians and performers from around the world perform at hundreds of concerts and events across the country.

In addition to concerts with world-renowned artists, amateur musicians are encouraged to take to the streets and public squares to hold impromptu concerts; Since then, the tradition has spread to other countries.

But joyful events often harbor violence as well.

In another incident at Make Music’s third location in the French capital, several people were injured and one person seriously injured after a fight broke out between two soldiers in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Five people were injured and one suffered serious injuries in the fight, which reportedly involved a knife, The Figaro reported.

The police managed to break up the conflict in which six people participated, according to a source, and the injured were taken to hospitals.

Three men were subsequently arrested as investigations continue.

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