A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a “horrific assault” on a woman in a Leicester park. The woman, who is in her 20s, was walking alone across a well-lit section of Victoria Park when she was dragged into the bushes and subjected to a brutal attack.
She was found with head and upper body injuries near the recycling bins at around 12.40am on Tuesday. The attack is believed to have taken place at around 11.40pm on Monday night. She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in a critical condition.
It is not yet clear whether she knew her attacker, but police are appealing for anyone who was in the park between 11pm and 12.40am to come forward. They said the attacker would have been heavily bloodstained due to the ferocity of the attack.