Irish teen held on suspicion of sex assault in Mallorca

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HOLIDAY NIGHTMARE: The suspect was arrested in Santa Ponsa.

AN IRISH teenager has been held on suspicion of sexual assault in Mallorca.

The holidaymaker was arrested on a beach in the tourist town of Santa Ponsa.

Believed to be aged 18, he has already appeared in a court in island capital Palma, but it remains unclear if he has been freed on bail or remanded in custody having spent Thursday night behind bars.

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It comes after the victim, described locally as a “foreign woman” reported the alleged attack to police.

She claims the young man forced himself on her while she was on a beach in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Detectives are now probing the case after taking a statement from the accused.

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