10-year-old stabbed in shocking attack in Leicester

A young boy was stabbed in a shocking attack in the Belgrave area of the city.

The incident happened at 5.20pm yesterday (Saturday 18 January) on Belper Street. The 10-year-old was with his mother when he was approached by a man who stabbed him before running off from the scene.

The child was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. His condition is described as non-life-threatening.

His mother was not injured in the incident.

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The suspect is described as a light-skinned Asian man, in his mid-20s, around 5ft 10ins tall, chubby build, and wearing a brown coloured jacket.

A cordon was in place along Belper Street to allow for an investigation of the scene.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley said: “This was an act of violence against a young child, who was out in the street with his mother.”

“It happened in a residential area at a time of day when there would have been people about, either on foot or driving through.”

“We need to find who was responsible for injuring this boy.”

“If you were in the area of Belper Street between the times of 4.30pm and 6.30pm and saw what happened or a man matching this description we want to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 101, quoting incident 437 of 18 January.

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