Police appeal for witnesses after assault on young woman at rugby club
FALMOUTH police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was assaulted during a dance party at a sports club.
In a statement to police, the 18-year-old woman from Falmouth said she was attacked between midnight and 1am outside Falmouth Rugby Club on January 24, where she was attending a ticketed event.
Sergeant Martin Roberts said: “She went outside to find her friends and the next moment she was on the floor and got up on a bench. She cannot recall how it happened.
“She was taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro with concussion and facial injuries.”
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The ‘alternative’ music event, called Noise Pollution, was fully booked with around 300 people.
Arthur Williams, the bar’s licensee, stressed that the alleged assault happened within the grounds of the sports club but nowhere near the main clubhouse, where there were qualified and registered doormen on duty.
He said: “The assault was within the realms of the 4.5-acre recreation ground – it could have happened anywhere between the club and the main gates, which is the length of a rugby pitch.”
Mr Williams provided CCTV footage from the club house area, which showed a lot of ‘comings and goings’ but provided no clue to the alleged attack.
If anyone has any information to this crime, contact Sergeant Roberts at Falmouth Police Station, or call 101, quoting crime reference GP/14/141.