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Ten-year-old boy stabbed while out with his mother

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: BPM media

Police in Leicester are appealing for the public's help in tracing a man who attacked and stabbed a ten-year-old boy this afternoon.

The child was with his mother when he was approached by a man who stabbed him before running off from the scene. It happened at around 5.20pm this afternoon (18th January) on Belper Street in the city.

The boy was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where his condition is described as non-life-threatening.

Officers say his mother was not injured in the incident.

Police have now cordoned off Belper Street to investigate.

  • The suspect is described as a light-skinned Asian man
  • In his mid-20s
  • Around 5ft 10ins tall
  • Chubby build
  • Wearing a brown coloured jacket

“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.

Equally, if you have any dashcam footage or CCTV of the area please get in touch".

– Detective Inspector Tim Lindley