Teenager Stabbed in Belgrave

Teenager is fighting for his life after being stabbed last night.

Linford Street Leicester

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was found with stab wounds in Linford Street, Leicester.

Shortly after 6pm yesterday (6 June) police received reports of a small number of men with knives fighting in the Belgrave area of the city.

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

He was taken to hospital and is currently in a critical condition.

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 fight took place and were being driven dangerously.

A short time later the Insignia was reported abandoned in Heybridge Road. It has since been recovered by police.

Police are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident but from initial work it is believed the people involved in the incident were known to each other.

Detective Inspector Mark Parish said: “At the time of the incident we received a number of calls but anyone who may have some information that could assist with our investigation is asked to get in touch.

“If you were in the area of Thurcaston Road or Linford Street at around 6pm and saw a fight take place or saw people making off from the area, I would urge you to make contact.

“We are also keen to track down any dash cam footage of the cars believed to be involved. They left the area and headed towards the city using two main roads, Loughborough Road and Belgrave Road, at a busy time of day – around 6.05-6.10pm.

“Again if you were driving in this area and think you saw the cars and have any dash cam footage please come forward.”

A cordon remains in Linford Street while officers continues to examine the scene.

Anyone with information or footage is asked to call 101, quoting incident 534 of 6 June.

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