Three men jailed after gang-raping British tourist

Three men jailed after gang-raping British tourist

The men approached the British woman after she had been at a pub (Picture: Getty)

Three men have been convicted of gang-raping a British tourist in Benidorm.

The men approached the British woman near a pub where she had been drinking, before taking her to a secluded spot and raping her for four hours.

Each of the men have been jailed for eight-and-a-half years after being found guilty following a trial at a court in Alicante.

The men raped their victim once at a football ground in the Costa Blanca holiday resort and then on waste ground near El Cisne flea market.

Judges ruled they took advantage of the fact she was under the influence of alcohol to carry out their sex crimes.

The victim has been described as being in a state of ‘semi-conciousness’ at the time, but managed to escape and alert her mum at the hotel they were staying at.

The sunny Spanish holiday spot is popular among Brits (Picture: Getty)

The convicted men, were identified as a Spaniard and two Moroccans aged between 24 and 34, but have not yet been named.

All three were on trial at Alicante’s Audiencia Provincial Court, with a court official saying of the case: ‘According to prosecutors they started a conversation with the young woman in a pub in Benidorm.

‘Taking advantage of the drunken state she was in, took her to a nearby park where they raped her before driving her to waste ground where they repeated their crimes.

‘The victim fled the scene as soon as she could but before she did, the men allegedly stole a watch and ring from her valued at £365.

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All three men admitted to having sex with the UK woman, but insisted it was ‘consensual’.

The victim, who gave evidence from the UK via video link, said she did not have a good recollection of what happened because but remembered coming to on the back seat of a car with her clothes unbuttoned.

She told the court she recalled feeling pain in her sexual organs and seeing ‘three or four men’ near her.

The horrific gang-rape happened in the early hours of October 2, 2016.

The judges, who delivered their verdicts in a long written ruling, described the victim’s account of what had happened as “credible” despite the fact her memory had been affected by alcohol.

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