A TEENAGER has been raped after leaving a nightclub in Barcelona as she was reportedly hit over the head with a rock by her attacker.
The 19-year-old – who Spanish media have described as “English” – was found injured lying in the street near the club, Input.
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She was rushed to hospital in a state of shock with a wound to her head, cuts and bruises.
The alarm is said to have been raised around 5am yesterday morning by security guards.
She was found around an hour after she left the nightclub.
The teenager told them she had been hit over the head with a stone.
The ongoing investigation is being led by the Catalan police force the Mossos d’Esquadra.
The victim has been described as “English” by some local press and “Anglo Saxon” by others who say police sources have described her as a student who had spent the last two months in Barcelona.
Catalan police have not made any official comment on her nationality and are not expected to do so as they usually do not confirm where crime victims are from.
They are understood to be hunting two men partially picked up on CCTV.
No arrests have yet taken place although investigators are understood to have obtained DNA evidence.
The spot where she was targeted has been identified as being near to the Romanesque monastery of San Miguel at the eastern end of the Poble Espanyol attraction in Barcelona.
The Poble Espanyol, built for the 1929 World Fair in Barcelona, is an open-air architectural museum close to the Fountains of Montjuic.
It consists of 117 full-scale buildings replicated from different places in Spain, and also contains a theatre, restaurants, artisan workshop and a contemporary art museum.
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