Attempted murder charge after Beeston park attack

Beeston Fields Park in Nottinghamshire Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said the attack was "nasty and unprovoked"

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was attacked in a Nottinghamshire park.

The woman, who was taken to hospital, was attacked in Beeston Fields Park at about 12:20 GMT on Friday.

Richard Pickworth, 56, of Beeston, is to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Insp Simon Riley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "I would like to reassure the community that there is no ongoing risk to the public."

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