Two teenagers arrested over Harborough stabbing have been bailed

Police are still urging people to come forward if they have information

Monday, 14th June 2021, 11:03 am
Updated Monday, 14th June 2021, 11:09 am

Two teenagers arrested yesterday (Sunday) after a 21-year-old man was stabbed in Market Harborough on Saturday night have been bailed today.

A man of 18 and a boy of 16 have been put on bail as police step up enquiries after Keiran Silcott from Lubenham was knifed at least twice in the town.

The two teenage suspects were detained by police in Northamptonshire yesterday on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent.

The scene at Sainsbury's on Saturday night. Photo by Andrew Carpenter.
The scene at Sainsbury's on Saturday night. Photo by Andrew Carpenter.

Police have launched an urgent investigation after Keiran was found badly injured just yards from the Sainsbury’s superstore in St Mary’s Place at about 9.20pm on Saturday night.

He was flown to Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospitals by air ambulance after he received emergency treatment at the scene by five paramedics.

Keiran, who was stabbed in the chest and right leg, was allowed to go home from hospital yesterday after he was treated for “superficial wounds”.

Police believe he was attacked in the Britannia Walk area near Little Bowden Recreation Ground shortly before he was found injured.

“The investigation continues. Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the circumstances surrounding the incident,” said a Leicestershire Police spokeswoman.

Police also appealed to anyone who captured footage of the incident on their phones or on video recording equipment to contact them.

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Det Con 1237 Alex Horwood on 101, quoting crime number 21*326837.

Victim Keiran Silcott’s mum Claire Silcott spoke to the Harborough Mail from the scene where her son was found injured late on Saturday night.