Arrest made after teenager stabbed

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A 17-year-old man has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed in a Leicester street.

The arrest was made today (12th June) in connection with the incident which happened in Linford Street on Thursday 6 June.

Police had been called to the street at around 6pm following reports of a small number of men attacking another man in the Belgrave area of the city.

It is believed the incident started in Thurcaston Road before the victim, a 17-year-old man, was found with serious injuries in Linford Street.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The man arrested currently remains in police custody.

Enquiries are continuing in relation to the incident and officers are continuing to appeal for information.

Two cars believed to be involved in the incident – a white Vauxhall Insignia and a black Renault Clio – were seen heading along Loughborough Road and Belgrave Road after the incident took place and were being driven dangerously.

Both vehicles have since been recovered and are being examined by police.

It is understood the people involved in the incident are known to each other.

Detective Inspector Mark Parish said: “This arrest has been made but the investigation remains very much ongoing. If you have still not spoken to police but have information you think could help us, then please come forward.

“This incident happened last Thursday in daylight in a busy area of the city when many people would have been returning home from work.

“If you saw or heard anything which caused you concern – or saw the vehicles described – please make contact. Your information could help us.

“Similarly, if you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, please check this.”

Anyone with information or footage should call 101 quoting incident 534 of 6 June.

🔴 Updated News 13/6/19

Update - man released on bail following stabbing in Linford Street, Leicester.