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Man, 22, in court for attacking young woman in centre of Peterborough

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was left with serious injuries

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A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged after a woman in her 20s was attacked in the centre of Peterborough. The attack prompted police to close off part of the city centre on January 6 as an investigation into the attack got under way.

Mohammed Beila, 22, of Eastfield Road, Peterborough, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon (7 February).

He has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent.

The attack happened between 5.10am and 5.40am on Saturday, 6 January, in Church Walk, off Broadway, in the city centre.

Peterborough city centre on the morning of January 6 after a woman in her 20s was attacked and needed hospital treatment: Photo by Close Encounters, Peterborough's largest independent comic shop

Peterborough city centre on the morning of January 6 after a woman in her 20s was attacked and needed hospital treatment: Photo by Close Encounters, Peterborough’s largest independent comic shop

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The victim, a woman in her 20s, was left with serious injuries requiring hospital treatment.

Beila has also been charged with being in possession of an article to be used in fraud.

He is due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court today (Friday).

Two other men, aged 33 and 51, were previously arrested in connection with the assault – both were on police bail but have since had their bail cancelled and no further action will be taken against them.

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