Teen arrested in Blaby after stabbing during an attempted robbery

By Naomi Dann

A 16-year-old boy was arrested last night(WED,OCT16) in Aylestone Road and later released on bail following a stabbing outside a shop in Blaby earlier in the afternoon.

The police were called to a report of a robbery at a Co-op store in Grove Road at about 2.15pm.

However, during the incident outside the store a man was stabbed by a teenager who then fled the scene before police and ambulance services arrived.

Onlookers said that two workmen who were outside a property nearby and had witnessed the incident were seen running after the suspect with a crowbar to try to stop him, but were unable to.

Police had closed off Grove Road for the remainder of the afternoon.

Georgina Blythe, 24, who was walking towards a bus stop outside the shop as the incident unfolded, said: “ I saw the knife covered in blood in his hand as he ran across the road – I couldn’t believe my eyes. Blaby is just not like this, it’s making me wonder if you’re really safe anywhere now.”

Alberto Costa, the South Leicestershire MP, released a statement on his Twitter page in relation to the incident. The tweet reads “Deeply concerning to hear about this in Blaby earlier today – my office has spoken to the Police commander for the Blaby area & police are responding accordingly.” He finishes by saying his thoughts are with the victim.

According to witnesses, a blood transfusion vehicle and paramedics treated the wounded man. The victim was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and police said he was stable, having suffered no life-threatening wounds.

Leicestershire Police said inquiries are ongoing, if you or anyone you know has any further information regarding the incident please get in contact with Leicestershire Police.

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