Assault comes to light following high-profile teenage homicide in S. Lorenzo.
A 30-year-old British woman was raped outside the walls of Rome's Campo Verano cemetery, in the S. Lorenzo district, according to reports in Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.
The rape reportedly took place on 6 October, in broad daylight, among parked cars. The assault was interrupted after the intervention of a local resident and the attacker fled the scene.
Police managed to establish the identify of the attacker, described as north African, but have been unable to track him down since the assault, reports the Corriere della Sera.
News of the rape follows the high-profile case of Desirée Mariottini, the 16-year-old girl who was drugged and gang-raped before her death at an illegally-occupied buildlng in S. Lorenzo. Police have arrested three people for questioning in relation to the case.
Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi responded by banning alcohol on the streets of S. Lorenzo after 21.00.
Photo Corriere della Sera / Proto/Barsoum