Four men have been arrested in connection with an alleged gang rape of two British girls in Italy.
The pair were treated in hospital after reportedly being raped, punched and kicked by a group of eight boys who had gatecrashed a house party in the Basilicata region of southern Italy.
Police said in a statement: ‘On the night between 7-8 September, in Marconia di Pisticci, sexual violence was committed against two foreign minors who were at a party in a villa.
‘The investigative unit of Matera police headquarters has begun investigations in coordination with the public prosecutor’s office.’
The arrested men, who have been named in local media, have been described in reports as ‘well known bullies and thugs’.
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