Assault in city street

Did you witness an assault at the junction of Herbert Avenue and Wingfield Street, Leicester, yesterday afternoon (25 August)?

At around 4.40pm a man was in a stationary car when another car approached and a man got out, assaulting the victim with what has been described as a machete. The victim made off on foot.

Enquiries are continuing in the Shaftsbury Avenue and Quemby Close area of the city. It is believed the victim and offender are known to each other.

The victim is currently in hospital receiving treatment for a serious injury to his hand.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 4625 Angela Cartwright on 101.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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