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Police appeal after ten year old boy stabbed in Belgrave

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Officers are investigating after a boy was stabbed in Leicester and appealing for public help to identify who was responsible.

It happened at around 5.20pm this afternoon (Saturday 18 January) in Belper Street in the city.

The 10-year-old was with his mother when he was approached by a man who stabbed him before running off from the scene.

A member of the public called emergency services and the child was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where his condition is described as non-life-threatening.

His mother was not injured in the incident.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned Asian man, in his mid-20s, around 5ft 10ins tall, chubby build, and wearing a brown coloured jacket.

To allow for an investigation of the scene, a cordon is in place along Belper Street.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley is investigating. He said: “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.”

Call 101 quoting incident 437 of 18 January if you can help.