Peterborough street attack leaves boy, 9, with 'life-changing' injuries

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image captionThe boy was attacked by an adult in a Peterborough street, police said

A nine-year-old boy is in hospital with "life-changing" injuries after he was beaten up in the street, said police.

He suffered multiple wounds to his face and head as a result of being assaulted in Peveril Road in Peterborough on Saturday afternoon, said Cambridgeshire Police.

The boy is in a stable condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

A 24-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

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