A ten-year-old boy stabbed in the presence of his terrified mother on a busy Leicester street.
The suspect had assaulted the boy before escaping the scene on Belper Street, Belgrave, around 5.20 pm.
The youngster hurried to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he treated for non-life threatening wounds.
His mother was marked safe in the assault.
Search For Suspect
Police are now looking for the knifeman who unleashed the horrific stabbing assault on Saturday afternoon.
Leicestershire Police have since issued a desperate appeal to identify the suspect after the horror.
The man is defined as a light-skinned Asian man, in his mid-20s, around 5ft 10ins tall, chubby build, and wearing a brown colored jacket.
Detective Inspector Tim Lindley replied: “This was an act of brutality against a youthful child who was out, in the street, with his mother.
“It occurred in a residential area when there would have been people about, either on foot or driving through.
“We want to discover who was liable for hurting this boy.
“If you were in the area of Belper Street between the moments of 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm and noticed what occurred or a man matching this description, we want to hear from you.”
Anyone with any dashcam footage or CCTV of the area has requested to contact the police.