Police hunting for suspect after teenager was injured in a knife attack in Kibworth
The victim suffered a number of cuts and lacerations in the assault but was allowed to go home after receiving treatment
A teenage boy is being hunted by police today after a teenager was injured in a suspected knife attack in a popular park in Kibworth Beauchamp.
The shocked 17-year-old victim was taken to hospital after he was assaulted in Kibworth Park in the Harborough district village on Saturday afternoon (February 6).
He suffered a number of cuts and lacerations in the assault but was allowed to go home after receiving treatment.
Police are now urging anyone who saw the incident between 2.30pm and 2.45pm or who has any information to contact them urgently.
The suspect is known to the victim and both are believed to live in Kibworth Beauchamp.
Officers cordoned off an extensive area of the park and a public footpath over the Tin Bridge railway crossing as they scoured the scene for vital forensic clues.
“Sometime between 2.30pm and 2.45pm on Saturday (6 February), a 17-year-old boy was injured during an attempted robbery in Kibworth Beauchamp, near Market Harborough.
“The incident happened at the park in Longbreach Road, known locally as ‘Tin Bridge’ and involved a suspect, a teenage boy, who is known to the victim,” said Leicestershire Police.
“During the incident, the victim sustained a small number of lacerations believed to have been caused by a knife.
“None of these lacerations were life changing or life threatening and the victim has been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment.
“The immediate area was cordoned off by police to conduct some initial enquiries.
“This cordon has since been removed.
“Our investigation is continuing and anyone who may have information can call police on 101 quoting 21*76435.”
Cllr Kevin Feltham, who sits on both Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt parish councils, said today: “This is a very worrying incident in a popular park right here in our village – and it’s shaken up the local community.
“I just hope that the police catch the offender as soon as possible and that the victim makes a full recovery.”
The Leicestershire county councillor added: “The police did well putting this attack out on social media initially.
“But then they didn’t seem to follow it up.
“So I’d appeal to the police in future to open up and maintain better communications lines with us and keep us fully up to date about incidents like this.”