Leicester

Man, 18, charged over Loughborough sexual assault

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in a Leicestershire town have charged an 18-year-old man.

The 19-year-old victim was threatened with what is believed to be a handgun during the attack near Loughborough hospital on 19 February.

The woman was walking in an alley on Rosebery Way at about 2245 GMT when she was grabbed from behind, dragged into a nearby park and assaulted.

The man, from Loughborough, has been charged with rape and sexual assault.

He also faces a charge of possession of a firearm.

He will appear at Loughborough Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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