Woman critcally injured after stabbing in block of flats in Leicestershire

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after she was assaulted in a block of flats in Leicestershire.

Police were called at around 3.45pm yesterday (Saturday 21 April) by the ambulance service to a report of a woman injured at the North Bank flats, off Coventry Road in Market Harborough. The woman is believed to be in her 20s.

The flat and a number of other flats in the immediate area have been cordoned off while officers carry out enquiries at the scene.

Five police cars, two ambulances and one paramedic car attended the incident at the flats.

Local residents said they heard “screaming and shouting” at about 3.45pm at one first storey flat in the block, occupied by a resident who had only recently moved in.

They then said they saw three or four people running away from the flats.

The police and ambulance service attended soon afterwards, residents said.

Enquiries are in their early stages to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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