Man held over Brit India 'assault'

A hotel owner has been arrested following claims a British tourist jumped from the hotel's balcony fearing he was about to sexually attack her, local police said.

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Foreign Office 'urgently' investigating India claims

The Foreign Office is "urgently" investigating reports suggesting a British woman jumped from a hotel window to escape an apparent sexual assault in India.

The 25-year-old is said to be in a serious condition after leaping from the building in the city of Agra in the north of the country.

A Foreign Office spokesman said:

We are aware of the reports and we are urgently looking into it.

We are in contact with our colleagues in India.

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