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Officers are appealing for information following a report of a robbery in Braunstone Park yesterday evening (Wednesday).
Two boys, aged 16, were in the park, near the pond, at around 6.45pm when they were approached by two men on a moped. The men were described as wearing black tracksuits and balaclavas.
One of the men was reported to have demanded a bracelet from one of the boys. When the boy refused, the man attacked the boy with a knife. The boy has suffered a stab wound to his leg and a slash wound injury to his hand.
The man then took an electric scooter from the boys and the men both left the area on the moped in the direction of Hallam Crescent East.
The boy victim attended hospital for treatment to his injuries. He has been discharged from hospital but is continuing to receive treatment. The second boy was not injured.
Detectives are carrying out full enquiries into the incident and are appealing to anyone with any information to make contact.
Detective Constable Aisling McPhillips said: “This is a very disturbing incident which has happened in Braunstone Park during the early evening. We are carrying out full enquiries to establish the circumstances and to identify the men responsible.
“We are appealing to the public for your help. Please think back to if you were in the area or in the streets near the park including Cort Crescent, Braunstone Avenue, Hallam Crescent East and the surrounding area.
“Did you see the men as described travelling on a moped? Did you see anything which caused you concern or looked unusual? Have you any CCTV, dashcam footage or doorbell video footage which could assist our enquiries? If you have any information, no matter how small it may seem, please get in contact with us.
“There will understandably be concern in the community following this report. Please be reassured we are carrying out full enquiries into the incident, including at the scene, and providing full support to the victims.”
Anyone with any information should contact police by reporting online at www.leics.police.uk or calling 101 quoting incident 23*175478.