Police investigating alleged rape at Falls Festival

UPDATE, 3.30PM: POLICE have yet to confirm whether an alleged rape at the Falls Music and Arts Festival did in fact take place. 

Tweed-Byron duty officer, Inspector Gary Cowan, said a verbal complaint had been made in the early hours of the morning by the alleged victim, a female.

Inspector Cowan said the woman contacted police early this morning and was taken to Byron Hospital for a compulsory medical examination.

Inspector Cowan said detectives had also interviewed an alleged offender, a male.

But police were yet to receive a formal (recorded) statement from the alleged victim.

Inspector Cowan said detectives were still at the scene making preliminary enquiries.

"At this stage enquiries are still continuing in relation to the matter… and no charges have been laid," Inspector Cowan said.

 

ORIGINAL REPORT: POLICE have confirmed they are investigating complaints of a rape at Falls Music and Arts Festival overnight.

Tweed-Byron police confirmed the complaint this morning, although have yet to make any further comment on the matter while it is being investigated.

It's understood the complaint was made in the early hours of the morning.

More information to come.



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