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Briton arrested in Cambodia for 'violent rape' of British woman at backpackers hotel

Independent.co.uk

A young British man has been arrested for the rape and assault of a female tourist – also British – at a guesthouse in Cambodia.

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Local media reported the 22-year-old victim was left with injuries and bruises all over her body, including a fractured wrist, after the attack.

The Foreign Office has confirmed the arrest and incident and is providing consular assistance to both people.

The incident is said to have happened during a party involving about 20 people at the Arcadia Backpackers, in Kampot, on Friday night.

The 25-year-old man is alleged to have assaulted and raped the woman after they briefly left the party together.

Local media report local police chief Brigadier General Mao Chandara Makthuras as saying she returned shaken, shocked and crying.

He said the victim was unable to talk when asked what happened but then asked two female friends to accompany her to hospital for treatment.

Police questioned witnesses at the hospital and the alleged attacker was arrested at the hostel yesterday afternoon.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We can confirm the arrest of a British national in Cambodia and are providing consular assistance.

 “We can confirm an incident involving a British national in Cambodia. We are providing consular assistance.”

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