Leicester

Boy, 10, stabbed in Leicester street while out with mother

Belper Street, Leicester Image copyright Google
Image caption Belper Street was cordoned off while police carried out inquiries

A 10-year-old boy has been stabbed in the street while out with his mother.

They were approached by a man in Belper Street, Leicester, at about 17:20 GMT on Saturday, who stabbed the boy and then ran off, police said.

A member of the public called emergency services and the child was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a stable condition.

His mother was not injured in the attack and a cordon at the crime scene has been lifted.

Leicestershire Police described the suspect as a light-skinned Asian man, in his mid-20s, about 5ft 10in tall, of chubby build, and wearing a brown jacket.

Det Insp Tim Lindley said: "This was an act of violence against a young child who was out, in the street, with his mother."

He appealed for witnesses or anyone with dash-cam or CCTV footage of the area around the time of the attack to contact police.

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