What we know so far as two injured in Highfields stabbing overnight

A double stabbing incident in Leicester has left two young men injured.

Roads in the Highfields area of the city remain sealed off this morning as police continue to investigate the incident.

Taped off areas include Chesterfield Road/East Park Road, Melbourne Road to St Peters Road, Melbourne Road junction of Sutherland Street, and Kings Newton junction of Earl Howe Street, according to the force.

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Leicestershire Police were called at around 9pm on Thursday evening (16 September) to a report of two men stabbed inside an address in St Peters Road.

Both men have been taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries. One remains in a serious condition. His injuries are not described as life changing or life threatening.

A number of roads remain closed in the surrounding area while emergency services including detectives and forensics respond at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

A police spokesman said: “Our investigation is at a very early stage to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.”

Leicester Police incident - View into Biddulph Street from St Stephens Road
Leicester Police incident – View into Biddulph Street from St Stephens Road

It is not believed any arrests have been made at this stage.

Leicestershire Police say this morning a series of road closures remain in the LE2 area while investigations continue.

Residents in the area have been speaking about a problem with knife culture in the wake of the latest incident.

One person, who did not wish to be named, said: “The knife crime situation in this town needs looking at urgently, whatever was behind what happened here tonight. There are too many young men who can’t see anything wrong with carrying a fatal weapon.

A second, anonymous 46-year-old, told LeicestershireLive: “I hate to say it but this has scared me. I just hope whoever these men are turn out to be okay. This could easily have been another tragedy.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 682 of 16 September

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