24-year-old man arrested for horrific sexual attack in Leicester

A 24-year-old man has been arrested over the attempted murder and sexual assault of a woman in Leicester.

The victim, aged in her 50s, was found brutally beaten and unconscious in a park off Cedar Road on 3 August.

She regained consciousness on Wednesday, nearly two weeks after the attack, and is now in a stable condition.

Leicestershire Police said the 24-year-old was arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on Friday morning. He remains in police custody.

A 16-year-old boy and a 56-year-old man were also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and sexual assault and later released.

Police have asked members of the public and delivery drivers to check their dashcams for any footage they may have, between 10pm on 2 August and 6am on the following day.

Det Insp Mark Sinski said: “Although our inquiries are continuing, I am today asking any motorists who were passing through Cedar Road, Evington Road or the surrounding area to check their dashcams for any footage that they think might be of interest.”

Anyone with dashcam footage is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 53 of 3 August 2018.