GARDAI are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a woman in the Newport area.
The incident is alleged to have taken place earlier this week.
A garda spokesperson confirmed that, "Gardaí in Newport are investigating an alleged assault that occurred in the early hours of Monday, July 12".
"Investigations are ongoing," said the garda spokesperson.
One local told the Leader: "There is a big garda investigation going on here. It's extremely serious."
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