A British woman was raped while lying unconscious on a street in Playa de Palma, Mallorca in the early hours of this morning, according to a local newspaper
Several people were said to have witnessed the assault in the early hours of this morning in Playa de Palma.
They called the police and detained the man believed to be responsible for the horrific attack until police arrived at the scene.
The woman, who is believed to be a British tourist and around 50, was taken to hospital.
Spanish newspapers say the attack occurred around 3 a.m. on Miquel Pellisa Street in the Las Maravillas area.
According to Diario de Mallorca, a number of people in the neighborhood saw the man having sex with a woman lying on the street and apparently unconscious. They intervened to stop the attack and a local police patrol rushed to the scene.
The woman’s clothes had been tampered with and she was not responding, the island newspaper said.
Witnesses gave a description of the man and he was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. It is said to be a German in his forties.
The man was taken to the police station for questioning while the woman was transferred to hospital.
Ultimahora.es says the attack was seen by “dozens of people” because the street was in a central part of the resort town.
The national police have resumed the investigation.