Boy, 10, stabbed in Leicester street while out with mother
A 10-year-old boy has been stabbed in the street while out with his mother.
They were approached by a man in Belper Street, Leicester, at about 17:20 GMT on Saturday, who stabbed the boy and then ran off, police said.
A member of the public called emergency services and the child was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a stable condition.
His mother was not injured in the attack and a cordon at the crime scene has been lifted.
Leicestershire Police described the suspect as a light-skinned Asian man, in his mid-20s, about 5ft 10in tall, of chubby build, and wearing a brown jacket.
Det Insp Tim Lindley said: "This was an act of violence against a young child who was out, in the street, with his mother."
He appealed for witnesses or anyone with dash-cam or CCTV footage of the area around the time of the attack to contact police.