Music fan 'raped' at Victorious Festival as cops launch probe into attack | The Sun

POLICE are investigating after a rape was allegedly carried out at a huge music festival.

The music fan was targeted over the Bank Holiday weekend at Victorious Festival in Southsea, Hants.

Three sexual offences were reported to police in total – along with one assault, two public order offences and two drugs offences.

Officers have now launched a probe into the reported rape but have not released any details.

Superintendent Sarah Jackson said: "Each year we work closely with the festival organisers, working together to try and create a safe and welcoming environment for all attending.

"This year, a focus of our work with the organisers and their teams on site was placed on violence against women and how to spot the signs of this.

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"Throughout the weekend, staff working at the festival acted diligently, alerting us to any potential incidents, which we were able to review and ensure nothing untoward was happening.

"Sadly, we are now investigating a report of a sexual assault and a report of a rape on the site over the course of the weekend.

"We take reports of sexual offences extremely seriously, and we will relentlessly pursue perpetrators in a bid to get justice for victims and make public spaces safer."

Victorious Festival takes place over three days each year on Southsea Common.

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More than 150,000 revellers flocked to the event to see headliners Sam Fender, Paolo Nutini and the Stereophonics.

Other acts included Ann Marie, Metronomy, Bastille and The Wombats.

It comes after a man was arrested over a sex attack in a tent at the Green Man Festival in Wales.

Police appealed for information after the alleged victim was assaulted by a suspect wearing a chicken costume.

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