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Ayia Napa tourist says she was gang raped

Police searching for up to twelve male suspects following gang rape allegations in Ayia Napa

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Police are investigating allegations of gang rape, following a complaint filed by a female tourist in Ayia Napa.

(Click here for an update to the story)

According to local media, a 19-year-old old British woman filed a complaint with police on Wednesday morning saying she was gang raped by twelve men, all described as Israeli nationals.

According to Kathimerini Cyprus, the woman is from the United Kingdom and told investigators she was raped overnight at a local hotel in Ayia Napa.

Police said they were investigating the allegations but no further information was immediately available. The suspects initially were wanted for questioning while reports later said they all got arrested. 

The rape accuser was scheduled to be examined by a medical doctor.

Story updated with arrest information and alleged victim's country of origin

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