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Man charged after schoolboy stabbed

Image of Belper Street in Leicester Credit: BPM Media

Police have charged a 32-year-old man after a number of assaults in Leicester.

Carlos Vinodchandra Racitalal from the city, has been charged with four counts of attempted murder. He's been remanded to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (22nd January).

The charges relate to:

  • a road traffic collision on Thursday 2nd January where a child was struck by a vehicle in Exploration Drive
  • a woman, in her 30’s, assaulted in Doncaster Road on Tuesday 14th January
  • a man, in his 70’s, assaulted in Dean Road on Thursday 16th January
  • a 10-year-old boy assaulted in Belper Street on Saturday 18th January

Racitalal is also charged with three counts of possession of knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place, in relation to the assaults on Doncaster Road, Dean Road and Belper Street.