Jordanian trio arrested over 'indecent assault' in Antrim

The three men, members of the Paralympic squad, are being questioned after allegations by three women yesterday.

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NORTHERN IRISH POLICE began questioning three members of the Jordanian Paralympic squad today about allegations of indecent assault.

The men, aged 36, 35 and 23, were arrested yesterday in the town of Antrim, northwest of Belfast, after three women — none of them competitors — lodged complaints.

The 18-strong Jordanian squad is one of 17 international Paralympic teams to have trained in Northern Ireland ahead of the London 2012 Games, which open on August 29.

The Jordanian athletes, coaches and support staff have been using the Antrim Forum leisure centre as a training base.

The men were arrested “in relation to allegations of indecent assault in the Antrim area,” a police spokeswoman told AFP.

They are “presently assisting police with their enquiries”, she said.

Interpreters had to be called in to help police with their questioning. None of the three men have been charged.

The Jordananian squad was due to leave Northern Ireland for London tomorrow.

- © AFP, 2012

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