A female British tourist has reportedly tried to jump from a balcony after claiming she had been gang-raped in the holiday home she was renting.
The incident took place at a holiday apartment in Piazza Sant’Oronzo in the city of Lecce in the southern Italian region of Apulia.
The unnamed British tourist called the emergency services, telling them that she feared for her life because she wanted to jump off the balcony, according to the newspaper Leggo.
When the police arrived on the scene, they learned that she was in such despair because she said that she had just been raped by three men.
The alleged rape took place during the night at another house in an unspecified part of Lecce.
She went out on the town with a friend but at some point they separated.
The British tourist, who has not been named in reports, then met a group of people and spent the rest of the evening with them, eventually going to an apartment at the end of the night where the alleged incident took place.
After she returned to her holiday home, the woman reportedly fell into a rage and her screams could be heard in nearby buildings.
The police arrived at the property at around 7am, and the tourist was transferred to a local hospital for examination.
The investigation is ongoing.
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