A woman who was found injured following an assault near Evington Road in Leicester is in a critical condition in hospital.
The woman was found at around 4.45am this morning (3 August) in a park area which is located on Cedar Road and Evington Place.
Crime Scene Investigators are conducting a detailed examination of the scene where the woman was found and the park has been cordoned off while enquiries are being carried out.
Police are appealing for information from the public. Detective Gareth Goddard said: “This woman was subjected to a horrific assault and remains in hospital in a critical condition.”
“We urgently need to trace anyone who may have been in the area surrounding Cedar Road and Evington Place in the early hours today and who may have seen something which can help us identify the person or people responsible for this attack.”
“We are progressing our investigation and carrying out a number of lines of enquiry, including carrying out house to house enquiries and reviewing CCTV in the area, but we are asking for the public’s help.”
Anyone with any information about the assault is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101.