Youth charged for attack in Victoria Park, Leicester

07/07/2017

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Leicestershire Police to charge a 17-year-old youth in relation to an attack on a young woman in Leicester.

Janine Smith from the CPS said: "On Thursday 6 July, the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from Leicestershire Police relating to the attack, which took place in Victoria Park on Monday night.

"Following a review of the evidence, the CPS has authorised the police to charge a 17-year-old youth with attempted murder, two counts of rape and robbery.

"The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against this defendant are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial. The defendant cannot be named for legal reasons. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary, speculation or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

Background

  • The defendant appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court on Friday 7 July.
  • Janine Smith is Chief Crown Prosecutor at CPS East Midlands.