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Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Worcestershire

West Mercia Police said the woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Photo: PA

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident at a railway bridge in Worcestershire.

Another woman was seriously injured after she fell from the bridge, from the A449 Worcester Road next to Malvern Link station, on Wednesday at about 6.15pm.

West Mercia Police said the woman who is in her twenties, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where she currently remains in a serious condition.

According to a police spokeswoman, the woman who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, also in her twenties, was helping officers with their inquiries, in custody at Worcester police station.

Officers are currently investigating whether there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the fall.

Rail services were briefly stopped on the Worcester to Hereford line.

"My team and I need to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or the moments leading up to it.

"We particularly want to speak to anyone who was at Malvern Link Station at the time, and there were dozens of commuters on the platform, especially one man who was among those who came to the women's aid and has not yet spoken to the police."

He said they also wanted to speak to anyone who was walking or driving along Worcester Road between 6pm and 6.15pm and saw two women "acting suspiciously on the railway bridge".

– Detective Inspector Mark Loader

Anyone with information should contact the police on the non-emergency number 101.