Two British girls on vacation in southern Italy were gang-raped by a group of men at a house party this week, according to disturbing new reports.
The girls were punched, kicked and raped by eight men who crashed the party they attended in the Basilicata province of Matera sometime overnight Monday into Tuesday, Metro UK reported.
Four men described as “well-known bullies and thugs” have been arrested in connection to the terrifying attack, the outlet reported.
Those arrested are between 19 and 23 years old, police said during a Friday press conference, according to The Guardian.
The men, from Pisticci, are accused of rape and grievous bodily harm, the paper reported.
Matera prosecutor Angelo Onorati ordered their arrests because of the “brutality, severity and savagery of the violence committed, in devious ways, that could be repeated against other women,” according to the report.
Four more men who have not yet been identified are also alleged to have taken part