Hereford & Worcester

Man held after attack on woman, 18, in Kidderminster

A man, aged 19, as been arrested on suspicion of rape after an 18-year-old woman was attacked in Kidderminster, said West Mercia Police.

Police said the attack took place on Monday when the woman was walking near the main bus station traffic island.

The man threatened her with violence and took her under the bridge under the A449 Worcester Road where he attacked her on the river bank, police said.

Detectives said a man is in custody at Kidderminster Police Station.

The man was arrested on Wednesday at 20:20 GMT, police said.

Det Insp John Cashion said: "This was a nasty and vicious incident and the young woman involved has suffered the most distressing of crimes.

"We have arrested a man, but our inquiries continue."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites