A BRITISH woman has reportedly threatened to jump off a balcony after she says she was gang-raped by three men on night out in Italy.
Local media claims 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 British tourist called the emergency services, telling them she wanted to jump off the balcony, according to Italian newspaper Leggo.
According to media reports in the country, the girl said she was raped by three men while holidaying in Italy.
The alleged rape took place during the night at another house in an unspecified part of the region.
She was out with a friend in the local town, but at some point became separated.
She then met a group of people and spent the rest of the evening with them – eventually going to an unidentified apartment at the end of the night where the alleged incident took place.
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Reports say the following morning police responded after the woman became extremely distressed, with people in nearby buildings hearing her screams.
Officers reportedly arrived at the property at around 7am, and the tourist was transferred to a local hospital for examination.
The investigation is ongoing.
The allegation comes after two British teenagers say they were gang-raped by an eight-strong gang who gatecrashed a birthday party at a luxury villa in Italy.
Cops say their drinks were spiked and have described the attack as ”brutal and extreme” with four men now in custody, three on bail and another being hunted.
Speaking from his lawyer’s office in Pisticci, where the attack happened, one of the alleged victim’s 55-year-old dad, described the moment he saw here when he flew to be beside her.
He told The Sun Online: “She used to have a smile brighter than the stars. Now she no longer has it.”
The girls have told cops they were dragged into bushes during their ordeal which lasted 15 minutes before the men ran off – with one of the girls even biting the private parts of one of the attackers.
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