Man who slashed throat of 10-year-old in Leicester appears in court

A man has denied attempting to murder four people, including a 10-year-old schoolboy in Leicester.

Carlos Vinodchandra Racitalal appeared at Leicester Crown Court today. He was arrested in January after an attack on a 10-year-old boy in Belper Street.

Racitalal denies four charges of attempting to murder, including driving a vehicle into a child. 

The 32-year-old from Leicester has been accused of attacking a woman in her thirties and a man in his seventies. Both victims were stabbed and needed hospital treatment. 

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He is also accused of stabbing a schoolboy who was with his mother. The child sustained injuries to his throat and required hospital treatment.

Police have also charged Racitalal of attempting to murder a child in a road traffic collision in Exploration Drive.

He is also accused of three counts of possessing a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place on 14, 16 and 18 January.

Racitalal was remanded in custody and will reappear at Leicester Crown Court later in April.

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