A schoolboy has been charged with the rape and attempted murder of a 14-year-old girl who was left for dead in a park.
The girl was found alone in Luton, Bedfordshire, with severe head injuries by a member of the public who called the emergency services.
A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said today that it has charged a 15-year-old Luton boy with rape and attempted murder
'The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged in connection with an incident that happened in Lewsey Park on the evening of January 19, 2014,' said a spokesman.
The girl was taken to hospital after the incident and is today still in a serious condition at Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge.
He is expected to appear before Luton Youth Court today.
Detectives from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit have led the probe into the attack, which happened at around 8pm in the park close to a primary school and the M1.