Leicester

Leicester attack: Boy charged with rape and attempted murder

Victoria Park attack Leicester
Image caption The victim was found near some recycling bins in Victoria Park early on Tuesday morning

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder, robbery and two counts of rape after a woman was attacked in a park in Leicester.

The victim, in her 20s, was dragged into bushes and found near recycling bins after being assaulted in Victoria Park on Monday night, police said.

She remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Leicester Youth Court and was remanded in custody.

He will appear again at Leicester Crown Court on 21 July.

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