21 August 2020 08:47

Leicestershire Police said an 18-year-old had been found "with stab wounds" in a park off Edward Road.


Image caption Police have cordoned off the area around the park while they investigate A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after an 18-year-old was found stabbed outside a park. Leicestershire Police said they were called to Edward Road in Fleckney at about 17:50 BST on Thursday. The victim was taken by air ambulance to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment. The boy was found nearby soon afterwards and remains in custody. Image caption Police are looking for any witnesses to get in touch Follow BBC East Midlands on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


Send your story ideas to [email protected] A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a stabbing in a park in a Leicestershire village this evening. Emergency services, including armed police and the air ambulance, were called to Fleckney, in Harborough district, shortly before 6pm. If followed a report of a teenager suffering stab wounds. The air ambulance landed in fields on the outskirts of the village, off Gladstone Street.

Get our Leicestershire newsletter - it's simple! Get LeicestershireLive news updates straight to your inbox - click here to sign up to our daily newsletter. Alternatively, add your email address in sign-up bar at the top of this page. It's that easy! Leicestershire Police said an 18-year-old had been found "with stab wounds" in a park off Edward Road. Residents gathered in the street to see what was happening as police and paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service descended on the street in numbers. Officers could be seen cordoning off the entrance to Edward Road Play Park as a forensics team examined the area for evidence. A police spokeswoman said: "We received a call just before 5.50pm reporting that an 18-year-old man had been found in a park just off Edward Road with stab wounds. "The victim was taken by air ambulance to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham." She added: "Shortly after the incident, a 15-year-old was arrested in the area on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH). He remains in police custody. "An area in the park has been cordoned off to allow officers to carry out an examination of the scene." (Image: Supplied) The condition of the injured man is not known at this time. There is a large police presence in the village this evening as officers look to identify and speak to witnesses, and offer reassurance to residents in the area. The police spokeswoman said: "Officers are out and about in the area identifying potential witnesses and reassuring the local community. "Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the circumstances leading up to is asked to get in touch." Anyone with information should call the police 101 number.