The Spanish police have arrested four migrants who had recently arrived on the Spanish island from the Maghreb for allegedly gang-raping an Irish woman in a municipal park.
The four men were arrested by the authorities on the island of Gran Canaria in the Spanish autonomous community of Canary Islands on Monday 1st March.
The suspects, aged between 18 and 36, were arrested for accusations of raping a woman of Irish origin aged 36 in the Agua La Perra park in the town of Mogan on Friday 26th February.
The victim had reportedly moved to the island years ago and lived there with her family.
Local media said the alleged rapists were migrants from the Maghreb, who recently arrived at the Spanish islands on small boats before they were given government-provided accommodation managed by the Red Cross.
However, the group was kicked out for breaking the rules before setting up a make-shift camp in the park where the woman was allegedly attacked.
The victim, who has not been named, reported the sexual assault to the local police on Sunday 28th February.
She claimed the act happened two days before while she was passing through the park when she was approached and assaulted by the suspects.
The victim was examined by a doctor at a clinic who compiled a report detailing the injuries the woman suffered during her alleged rape.
The police arrested the suspects after the woman handed them her medical report and directed agents to where the alleged rapists were staying at the park which can be seen in the images. One of the suspects was reported to have a criminal record but no further information was given.
The four men are expected to stand before a judge later today (3 March).
Local sources said each is expected to be charged with one charge for rape and three for helping the other members of the group allegedly rape their victim.