Man charged with attempted murder after two people stabbed in Leicester

The two incidents which police say are linked happened 20 minutes apart

A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after two people were stabbed in Leicester. Mufaro Machaya, of Tay Road, Lubbesthorpe, Leicester, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a bladed article.

Emergency services were called to Stackyard Close, in Thorpe Astley, shortly after 9am on Monday 5 December after reports that a woman had been stabbed.

She was taken to hospital where she is being treated in a major trauma unit for "life-changing injuries".

Less than half-an-hour later, police attended reports of the second stabbing, this time in Meadwell Road, in nearby Braunstone, Leicester.

Officers said that a man suffered a single puncture wound.

A woman who sustained injuries remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. The second victim, a man, has since been discharged after treatment.He is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday 7 December).