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Two quizzed by gardai over horrific rape at top Dublin nightclub

Wright Venue
Wright Venue

Gardaí have launched a major investigation into a sickening sexual assault on a teenage woman in one of Dublin's most prestigious nightclubs.

The 19-year-old was allegedly raped by two men in The Wright Venue in north Co Dublin at 2am on Saturday.

It is understood that the alleged victim was attacked by the two men at the same time when she was "passed out" in a VIP section of the nightclub.

Coolock gardaí on the city's northside were called after staff in the club observed the incident on CCTV and identified the suspects, before officers were contacted.

The suspects, who are aged 20 and 21 and from Navan, Co Meath, were arrested in the nightclub and detained at Coolock garda station before being released without charge early on Sunday.

A file is now being prepared for the DPP, but sources say that gardaí are not looking for anyone else in relation to the horrific incident.

"The unconscious lady was the subject of a sustained attack by these two men. CCTV evidence shows the distressing ordeal," a source said.

The young woman was brought to the Sexual Assault Unit of the capital's Rotunda Hospital where she was treated.

She has made a statement to officers and the case is being treated as a "credible, serious sexual assault investigation".

A spokeswoman for the nightclub said that its management would not comment on the matter as it was the subject of an ongoing Garda investigation.

The arrested men were previously unknown to gardaí.