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3 August 2018, 15:32
A woman who was found with "horrific" injuries is fighting for her life in hospital after being found in a children's park in Leicester.
The victim was discovered at 4.45am this morning.
Police have launched an investigation after she was found injured close to Evington Road, Leicester.
Crime scene investigators are conducting a detailed examination of the area, and CCTV footage is being viewed as part of the inquiry.
Detective Inspector Gareth Goddard, leading the investigation, said: "This woman was subjected to a horrific assault and remains in hospital in a critical condition.
"We urgently need to trace anyone who may have been in the area surrounding Cedar Road and Evington Place in the early hours today and who may have seen something which can help us identify the person or people responsible for this attack.
"We are progressing our investigation and carrying out a number of lines of inquiry, including carrying out house-to-house inquiries and reviewing CCTV in the area, but we are asking for the public's help.
"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 it could assist our investigation."
Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101.