Young man stabbed in Harborough has been allowed to leave hospital and go home

Police are still hunting for his attackers as they step up their appeal for eye-witnesses to come forward

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 11:08 am

A 21-year-old man airlifted to hospital last night (Saturday) after he was stabbed at least twice in Market Harborough has been allowed to go home, it’s just emerged.

Kieran Silcott was flown to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire by air ambulance for urgent treatment after he was knifed in the chest and right leg, as we reported in the early hours of this morning.

He’s now been allowed to go home to Lubenham where he lives with his family as police hunting his attackers step up their appeals for eye-witnesses to come forward.

Police cordon off the scene at Sainsbury's. Photo by Andrew Carpenter.
Police cordon off the scene at Sainsbury's. Photo by Andrew Carpenter.

Kieran is thought to have been stabbed in the Britannia Walk area of Market Harborough near Little Bowden Recreation Ground at about 9.20pm last night before he collapsed just yards from Sainsbury’s superstore in the town centre.

Police investigating the violent incident which has shocked Market Harborough immediately sealed off the area around Sainsbury’s as well as Britannia Walk as they search for crucial forensic clues.

Detectives have not yet arrested anyone.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman told the Harborough Mail today: “A 21-year-old man who was stabbed in Market Harborough yesterday evening (Saturday 12 June) has been discharged from hospital.

“The victim was found injured in St Marys Place around 9.20pm and was treated in hospital for superficial injuries.

“It’s believed the assault took place in the Britannia Walk area shortly before the victim was found injured.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries continue into the incident.”

Urging any eye-witnesses or anyone with vital information about the attack to contact police, she added: “Anyone who has any information about the incident or the circumstances leading up to it is asked to get in touch.

“Also, if anyone captured the incident on their phones or on video recording equipment please contact 101, quoting crime number 21*326837.”

You can read our exclusive interview with Keiran’s mum Claire Silcott from the drama scene at Sainsbury’s here: https://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/my-son-just-called-me-to-say-hed-been-stabbed-mums-despair-as-young-man-is-seriously-injured-in-harborough-knife-attack-3271086