Shropshire

Man arrested over attempted rape in Telford

Land near Whitchurch Drive Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was dragged into bushes and attacked off Whitchurch Drive in Telford

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape after a woman was dragged into bushes in Shropshire.

The attack happened as a 21-year-old woman was walking along a footpath off Whitchurch Drive near to Furrows Garage, in Telford, police said.

The man ran off when a couple appeared on the footpath coming from the direction of Princess Royal Hospital.

Police released CCTV images on Friday of a man they wanted to speak and said later arrested a 35-year-old man.

The incident happened at about 16:00 BST on Good Friday, 3 April, police said.

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