Investigation underway by gardaí after teenager is raped in Mayo

An investigation is underway by gardaí after a teenage girl was raped in a playground in Mayo yesterday.

The incident took place in the Lowpark area of Charlestown between 2pm and 8pm.

The teenager received medical treatment and is to make a statement to gardaí following the incident.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was near Lowpark or the town’s Square between 2pm and 8pm, to contact Claremorris Garda Station at 094 937 2080 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.