Woman fighting for life after horrific sex attack in children's park

She remains in a critical condition in hospital with "very serious injuries".

A woman has been left fighting for her life following a "horrific" sex attack in a Midlands children's playground.

The victim was discovered in the play park at 4.45am on Friday, but details have only recently emerged.

She remains in a critical condition in hospital with "very serious injuries".

The woman was attacked in Cedar Road Play Park, Leicester.

Police cordoned off the park for much of Friday as forensic teams examined the scene and uniformed and plain clothed police officers carried out door-to-door inquiries.

A man was arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of attempted murder and serious sexual assault, the Leicester Mercury reports.

The 56-year-old man, from Leicester, remains in police custody where he is being questioned by officers.

Crime scene investigators conducted a detailed examination of the scene and CCTV footage was viewed as part of the inquiry.

Officers have said their investigation is very much ongoing and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective inspector Gareth Goddard has previously said: "This woman was subjected to a horrific assault.

“We urgently need to trace anyone who may have been in the area surrounding Cedar Road and Evington Place in the early hours of Friday and who may have seen something which can help us identify the person or people responsible for this attack.

“Did you see the assault take place? Did you see anyone hanging around? Or did you see anyone travelling through the area who raised some suspicions? You may not think what you saw is significant, but he could assist our investigation.”

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