Man arrested after attempted rape of 11-year-old girl who had her throat cut in Solihull park

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl following a police appeal (PXHere/stock photo)

Police in Solihull have arrested a 35-year-old man following the attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl.

The suspect, who has not been named, was arrested following a police appeal for information about the incident.

The victim was walking through Babbs Mill Park while she made her way home from school on Friday, 29 June, at around 2.50pm.

The girl was attacked in Babbs Mill Park in Solihull (Google)

She was knocked to the ground while her attacker tried to rape her, leaving her with a knife wound to her neck.

Chief Inspector Colin Barnes, from Solihull Police, said: ‘We would like to thank those who shared the appeal and would urge anyone who has any information which may assist our investigation to contact us.

‘Patrols will continue in the area to offer reassurance to the community.

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Detectives say they will also question the man about another similar incident in the area.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call 101; quoting crime number 20SH/145636Y/18. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously in 0800 555 111.