Man Charged Over Leicester Play Park Attack

19 August 2018, 06:35 | Updated: 19 August 2018, 06:39


A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and rape after a woman was seriously hurt in a play park in Leicester.

A woman was found in Cedar Road in the early hours of Friday 3 August seriously injured.

She is still in hospital.

Zakarya Etarghi of no fixed address, was charged on Saturday 18 August and was remanded in custody to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday 20 August. 

Etarghi has also been charged with affray, which relates to an unconnected incident on 29 June.

A 54-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy who were previously arrested in connection with the incident have both been released with no further action to be taken.