Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault in Sligo

Incident alleged to have occurred in Ballinode area on Wednesday night

Gardaí said an investigation was ongoing and no arrests had been made. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Gardaí said an investigation was ongoing and no arrests had been made. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

 

An alleged sexual assault in the Ballinode area of Sligo is under investigation.

It is understood one area sealed off as part of the inquiry was a student accommodation block close to IT Sligo.

In a statement, gardaí said the alleged incident had occurred overnight on Wednesday.

“An investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made and no further information is available at this time,” a spokesman said.

Separately, gardaí are also investigating a number of other sexual assaults alleged to have occurred in Sligo town last Saturday.