Woman stabbed several times and second victim injured in knife attacks

Man arrested after multiple knife attacks

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A woman was “stabbed multiple times” and a second person also injured in two knife attacks in 20 minutes less than three miles apart.

The first victim was rushed to hospital with “life-changing injuries” at around 9am today. She was attacked in Thorpe Astley, Leicester, and less than half-an-hour later, police attended reports of the second stabbing, three miles away in Braunstone, Leicester. Officers said that a man suffered a single puncture wound.

The two attacks are being treated as linked by Leicestershire Police, who have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

The suspect remains in custody, reports Leicestershire Live.

A police spokesman said: “A 24-year-old man has been arrested after two people sustained stab wounds in Leicester this morning.

“The first incident took place around 9.10am where a woman was stabbed multiple times in Stackyard Close in Thorpe Astley. She was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, where her injuries have been described as life changing.

“Shortly afterwards, around 9.30am, a man sustained a stab wound in Meadwell Road, Braunstone. He has been taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

“The suspect was arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody. Both incidents are being linked and the scenes have been cordoned off to allow officers to carry out their inquiries.”

The constabulary has appealed for anyone who witnessed either attack, or has any other information that can help with the investigation, to get in touch.

The spokesman continued: “If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information about the circumstances leading up to the incidents they are asked to contact us. “

Anyone with information should call the police 101 number, quoting incident number 134 of December 5. Alternatively, officers can be contacted using the force website.

Police initially informed Leicestershire Live that the suspect was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH). The force has now clarified that it was in fact on suspicion of attempted murder.

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