Man critically injured after double stabbing in Leicester

A man is in critical condition after a double stabbing in the Beaumont Leys area of the city.

Paramedics were called to Heacham Drive in the early hours (3.24am) of Sunday 25 March. A man was found injured in the street.

A second man was found injured inside a property in Upper Temple Walk shortly afterwards. Both men were taken to hospital suffering from stab wounds.

A 39-year-old man was treated and discharged. The second victim, a 35-year-old man, remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A 42-year-old man, who was arrested following the incident, has been charged with the double stabbing.

Aaron Hughes has been charged with aggravated burglary (GBH) and is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 27 March).

Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident. They have been carrying out house to house enquiries in the local area and trawling through CCTV footage for information.

DC Steve Ford is investigating the incident. He said: “If you witnessed the incident or have seen anything of concern in Heacham Drive or Upper Temple Walk during the early hours of Sunday morning, police would like you to get in touch. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with their enquiries.”

Anyone with any information relating to the incident is urged to contact Leicestershire Police on 101.