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  • 24 March 2014, 9:57

Briton 'Raped By Luxury Hotel Guard' In Egypt

Hampshire police are assisting with an investigation into the alleged rape of a British businesswoman in a luxury hotel in Egypt.

The woman, aged in her 40s, has claimed she was sexually assaulted by a security guard while staying at the hotel in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

She reported that the guard attacked her after escorting her to her room.

The alleged attack took place on March 6.

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: "Officers from Hampshire Constabulary's specialist interview team are currently assisting with an investigation into a serious sexual assault of an English woman which is reported to have occurred in the Sharm el-Sheikh region of Egypt."

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesman confirmed that it was aware of the incident.

He said: "We are aware of an incident involving a British national and we are providing consular assistance."

The FCO website warns holidaymakers of a rise in such attacks in the country.

It states: "Reports of cases of sexual assault against British nationals have increased during and since the unrest of early 2011.

"In 2012, the FCO handled 23 cases of sexual assault and six cases of rape. Some assaults were against minors. Many occurred in what were considered to be safe places such as hotels."

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