Leicester police

Two teenagers arrested after a 19-year-old man was stabbed have now been freed.

The victim was found at Everton Court, Leicester at around 2.50am yesterday. He was treated at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre. His injuries are not life-threatening.

A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were questioned but have now been released by police while the investigation continues.

 

Most common knives

Knife crime is at the highest its been since 2010. Around 40,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument took place last year.

In Nottingham last week, two boys aged 15 and 16, were taken to hospital with serious stab wounds after an attack on Fletcher Gate.

Both boys were arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon and grievous bodily harm (GBH). They are due to appear at the Nottingham Crown Court on Jan 29.

We do all this training for situations like this and when it happened for real it just felt like training – you just drop into it,

OFFICER ON SCENE

One of the first officers on the scene – who doesn’t want to be named – has been told by medics he saved the boys life after finding him bleeding heavily.

“When I found him he was bleeding heavily. A female member of the public was doing a very good job of holding his arm up and stemming the bleeding and I quickly put a tourniquet on his arm,”

“We do all this training for situations like this and when it happened for real it just felt like training – you just drop into it, which allows you to stay calm and do what you need to do”

Paddy Tipping, the Nottingham Police and Crime Commissioner, believes this national issue is young people wanting to feel safe.