An Ottawa man is charged with attempted murder after an 18-year-old woman was attacked on Rideau Street early Saturday morning.

The victim was found beaten and unconscious behind a building near Besserer and Charlotte streets at about 1:55 a.m. She was taken to hospital and remains in stable but serious condition.

Kevin Corrigall, 41, is charged with one count of attempted murder and three counts of breach of recognizance.

Any witnesses in the area between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday are asked to call police at (613) 236-1222 ext.5493 or Crime Stoppers at (613) 233-8477.