Teenager claims she was gang raped by five young Syrian migrants: Girl, 18, ‘deeply distressed’ after being ‘subjected to five-hour ordeal’ at care home in Kent
- Vulnerable teenage victim received supervised care in residential home
- Says she was raped by five men from Syria in horror attack last weekend
- Four men have been arrested and detained, with two charged with rape
- Accused all claim to be under-18 but police said to be doubting their ages
By Euan McLelland For MailOnline
Published: 05:34, 6 November 2015 |
An 18-year-old woman says she was raped by a group of migrant teenagers while staying in a supervised facility in Kent.
The victim claims her attackers were all Syrians who had only recently arrived in the UK.
She says last weekend’s horror ordeal lasted a terrifying five hours at the home she was staying in in Gillingham.
The four men arrested have already appeared at a youth court hearing held inside Medway Magistrates (pictured). They were remanded in custody and will appear again on November 20.
Her accused attackers had been given accommodation in the same building by the local council.
Four men – who all allege they’re under 18 – have been arrested so far, with two charged with raping the vulnerable teen.
A source told The Sun: ‘She is deeply distressed.
‘The victim thinks there were five attackers. The issue is what were they doing there in the first place?’
The four men arrested have already appeared at a youth court hearing held inside Medway Magistrates.
They were remanded in custody and will appear again on November 20.
Another two men arrested have been released without charge.
The European Commission has estimated that roughly one million migrants will have arrived in Europe from the likes of Syria by the end of the year (stock photograph)
Despite claiming that they’re teenagers, police are said to believe the alleged attackers to be older than stated.
The European Commission has estimated that roughly one million migrants will have arrived in Europe from the likes of Syria by the end of the year.
Net migration into the UK increased by more than 38 per cent to 243,000 in 2013-14, government statisticians have said.