Police in Northern Ireland have arrested three members of Jordan's Paralympic squad following allegations of sexual assault, local media reports citing officials said Tuesday.
The three men were reportedly detained on Monday in the county of Antrim, where several Paralympic teams are in the process of completing their preparations for the London 2012 Games due August 29.
Police officials were quoted as saying that the trio were detained in Antrim town on Monday afternoon for questioning in connection with allegations of sexual assault in the Antrim area.
It is understood that their arrests were prompted by separate complaints filed by three women in the area, none of whom are fellow competitors in the upcoming London games.
Local reports indicated that the three Jordanian men were questioned by detectives at Antrim police station with the help of interpreters. It is not clear whether they have since been released from police custody.
Incidentally, eleven foreign Paralympic teams are currently training at Antrim Forum, which is managed by Antrim Borough Council and is one of Northern Ireland's largest multi-purpose training and leisure centers.
Apart from Jordan, the teams using Antrim Forum's training facilities are Kuwait, Qatar, Algeria, Djibouti, Oman, Egypt, Sudan, Mexico, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
by RTT Staff Writer
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