'Brit' woman 'raped in park in Spain as she was followed after night out'

Spanish police are hunting a man who allegedly raped a woman described locally as a 21-year-old Brit, according to local media.

The victim reported she was attacked from behind in the Costa Brava resort of Lloret de Mar.

Local media reports say the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was attacked in a park in the popular holiday destination.

The incident happened at about 4am on Monday as she was followed after a night out with friends.

Local reports say the rapist sexually harassed the woman as he followed her before attacking her in the unidentified park.

It is understood the woman initially called the emergency services from the scene but panicked and left before help arrived.

She then reported the attack to police in nearby town Blanes later in the day.

Spanish media have described the woman as English.

Investigators are looking through footage from CCTV cameras in the area and have been given a description of the man they are hunting.

The regional Mossos d’Esquadra police force was unavailable for comment early this morning.