Birmingham & Black Country

Man released over Solihull attempted rape of girl, 11

Babbs Mill Park, Solihull. Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack took place at Babbs Mill Park, Solihull

A man arrested in connection with the attempted rape of an 11-year-old as she walked home from school has been released without charge.

The girl was knocked to the ground and suffered a knife wound to her neck in the attack in Babbs Mill Park, Solihull, on Friday.

The 35-year-old was arrested on suspicion of a sexual offence earlier.

Police said the offender, who had a dog with him, was white, slightly tanned, with short brown/greying hair.

He was muscular and stocky, with large hands. The dog was a white King Charles spaniel, with light brown patches on its ears and body and a red collar and red extendable lead.

The girl was was taken to hospital after the attack, which happened at some time between 14:30 and and 14:50 BST, and has since been discharged, a police spokesman said.

Ch Insp Colin Barnes, from Solihull Police, said: "The man arrested earlier today has been eliminated from our enquiries and we are continuing to appeal for information.

"While we do have extra patrols in the area and a large number of officers working on the investigation, the role the public plays in this remains crucial."

Related Topics

Related Internet links

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