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British girls ‘gang-raped’ on holiday in Italy


Two British girls were allegedly gang-raped by eight young men at a party while on holiday in southern Italy. The attack is said to have taken place on Monday night at a villa in the town of Marconia di Pisticci, in the province of Matera in the country’s Basilicata region. Local police said four men, reportedly aged between 19 and 23, have been arrested and held in custody over what a judge described as an attack involving “serious and brutal violence”.

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