Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old man was stabbed last night.
In a Serious assault on the corner of Evington Road and Rowsley Street (Sunday 24th March 2019) around 9pm
A Grey silver car which was parked in Rowsley street just been recovered for forensics testing, a pool of blood could be seen on the road just in front of the drivers door.
Two Knife incidents within 20 minutes and on the same road. Are they related ?
20 minutes earlier a Car-Jacking was reported in the same area around Evington Road at 8:40pm It’s not been linked to the stabbing.
Police have released the following statement.
The victim, a 20-year-old man, was approached by two men while he was sitting in his car – a red Vauxhall Astra - opposite the junction with Abingdon Road. The men threatened the victim with knives and told him to get out of the car.
One of the men then got into the car, while the other got into a dark green saloon car. Both vehicles then left the area. The victim was not injured during the incident.
One of the men is described as being skinny, around 6ft 3ins tall and was wearing a black balaclava. He is believed to be 18 or 19 years old and spoke with a Leicester accent. He was wearing a dark navy Nike tracksuit.
The other man is believed to be around 19 years old and of a muscular build. He is around 6ft tall and also spoke with a Leicester accent. He was wearing a black Nike tracksuit top.
Detective Constable Chris Richards, the investigating officer, said: “I’m particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Evington Road, close to the junction with Abingdon Road, last night. Did you see what happened or did you see anyone matching the description of the two men?
“Did you see anyone acting in a manner that caught your attention? If so, then please get in touch. Any information you may have could help with my investigation.”
Call 101, quoting crime number 19*150444.
Time line Date 25/03/19. 09:00
Police Statement released with reference to the stabbing.
At 9pm yesterday (Sunday 24 March), we received a report that a 17-year-old man had been stabbed in the buttock in Evington Road, Leicester.
Both police and the East Midlands Ambulance Service attended.
The man was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening.
No-one has been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing.
Any witnesses are asked to call 101, quoting crime number 19*150531.
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