Hereford & Worcester

Malvern link bridge fall: Attempted murder arrest

Malvern Link station
Image caption Trains were briefly stopped on the Worcester to Hereford line

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after another woman was seriously injured in a fall from a railway bridge, police have said.

The victim fell from the A449 Worcester Road by Malvern Link station at 18:15 GMT on Wednesday.

The injured woman, aged in her 20s, was taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

West Mercia Police said a woman in her 20s remains in custody at Worcester police station.

Police said members of the public pulled the woman who had fallen to safety and looked after her until she was taken by ambulance to hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.

'Acting suspiciously'

Det Insp Mark Loader said police were in the early stages of what was "already a complex investigation".

He said: "We particularly want to speak to anyone who was at Malvern Link Station at the time, and there were dozens of commuters on the platform, especially one man who was among those who came to the woman's aid and has not yet spoken to the police."

Police also want to hear from anyone who was walking or driving along Worcester Road between 18:00 and 18:15 GMT and saw two women "acting suspiciously on the railway bridge".

Rail services were briefly stopped on the Worcester to Hereford line.

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