A man has been found guilty of stabbing a woman multiple times as she walked along a street in Loughborough after a night out.
Hani Gebrehiwet-Habte, 18, from Loughborough, was found guilty of wounding with intent following a trial at Leicester Crown Court.
The victim, who is in her 20s, was in the area of Burleigh Road at around 2.25am on Sunday 9 June, when the incident took place.
The woman saw a man on a bicycle. The man then ran up to her and spoke to her. When the victim tried to walk away, the suspect grabbed her forearm and pulled her to the floor.
The victim tried to defend herself which led to Gebrehiwet-Habte stabbing her three times to her upper thigh.
The woman screamed and was heard by witnesses in the area. This led to the man running off and he was seen leaving on the bicycle. The woman then realised she had been stabbed in the leg.
A number of people helped the victim and police and the ambulance service were contacted.
The woman was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where she received treatment for her injuries.
Analysis of CCTV in the area and witness accounts gathered by Police led to Gebrehiwet-Habte being arrested the same day.
Detective Constable Clare Moore said: “This attack was carried out on a lone woman as she walked in the street following a night out. She did not know the person who attacked her.”
“I hope today’s guilty verdict helps the victim in some way as she continues in her life following this horrendous incident.”
Gebrehiwet-Habte has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on Friday 21 February. To keep up with all the latest news, please like our Facebook Page or join our Leicestershire Breaking News group.