Man stabbed during violent assault in Leicester city centre

BY OLIVIA WHALEY

Leicestershire Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Leicester city centre on Friday evening.

Officers were called to Oxford Street on the Central Ring Road at around 5.40pm after it was reported that a man had been stabbed.

The victim was immediately admitted to hospital where his condition was described as stable.

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson added: “Officers are in the very early stages of their enquiries and would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the circumstances leading up to the assault.”

The police cordoned off part of Oxford street for the evening whilst forensic experts examined the scene.

Crime and police commissioner Lord Willy Bach told the Leicester Mercury that the ‘police are working incredibly hard to tackle violence.’ He also added ‘that this is not something that they can tackle alone.’

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Leicestershire Police have taken to Twitter to encourage witnesses to step forward.

 

UK Crime figures show that violent crimes made up for 15.7% of incidents that took place on Oxford Street in July 2016.

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Police are encouraging anyone with information to help by contacting 101 and quoting incident 566 of October 7.

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