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Child arrested after boy injured in ‘knife attack’ at Leicester’s Haymarket bus station

A boy suffered knife wounds when he was ‘attacked’ at Leicester’s Haymarket bus station. Officers from Leicestershire Police were called to the area at 3.30pm yesterday (Monday) where they found a 17-year-old boy had suffered injuries to his arm and leg.

The teenager was reported to have suffered the injuries after being “attacked with a knife by another man”, a police spokesman said. His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing. He was hospitalized and has since been discharged, they added.



A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in police custody.

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“A number of people were gathered in the area at the time of the incident and police are appealing for anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police to get in touch,” the spokesman said. “Inquiries remain ongoing.”

Detective Constable Jamie Anderson said: “The incident happened in the city center in the middle of the afternoon and we know there were a lot of people in the area. We carried out a number of inquiries including checking CCTV and speaking to a number of witnesses.

“We continue to appeal to anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police to contact us. Please consider whether you have seen or heard anything that could assist us in our enquiries. Or did you shoot any footage on location? If you have any information, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can report it by calling 101 or via the force’s website and quoting incident 24*279950.