Leeds rape suspect due to be extradited back into the UK
Detectives investigating the attempted murder and rape of a woman in Beeston have been notified by the Slovakian authorities that the suspect detained can be extradited back to the UK.
The 21-year-old Slovakian national was arrested by local police in the Kosice area of eastern Slovakia last month in June after West Yorkshire detectives investigating the attack secured a European Arrest Warrant.
An 18-year-old woman in Beeston was attacked on 6 March, dragged into a nearby garden and struck over the head numerous times with a large stone before being raped.
She received serious head injuries and a fractured pelvis.
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The arrested man was identified as a suspect as a result of international enquiries by officers from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.
Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “The 21-year-old, who was arrested from the Kosice area of Slovakia on the 4 June, is due to be brought back to the UK later this week and is expected to be charged and to appear before magistrates.”