The Guardian festival blog: Police investigate alleged sexual assault in Falls festival mosh pit | Music

Police in Tasmania are investigating reports of a sexual assault at Falls festival in Marion Bay.

In a statement, Tasmania police said a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by an unknown man in the mosh pit of the main stage about 9.30pm Friday, during a set by the Jungle Giants.

She was helped out of the mosh pit by other women before being taken to police.

“Police and event organisers condemn the behaviour and are urging those joining the mosh pit to stay with friends and if you become isolated or feel unsafe at any time to seek assistance from the nearest police officer or event security,” the police statement said.

“Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and in particular would like to speak with two female patrons who assisted the victim exit the mosh pit on Friday night.”

A second young woman complained of being sexually assaulted at festival on Saturday evening.



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