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Boy remains in police custody following Melton stabbing

A boy remains in police custody after a woman was stabbed in Melton Mowbray yesterday evening.

Police attended the incident in Discovery Drive, Melton last night (Monday) following reports that a youth and a woman were involved in a fight.

Officers alongside colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance attended the incident and found a women, who is in her 20s, had suffered serious injuries.

A 15 year old boy was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.

Police in Discovery Drive, Melton on Monday evening. Photo: NEMM

A spokesperson for the force said: "At 6.30pm yesterday (Monday 5 June), a call was received reporting that a youth and a woman were involved in a fight outside a property in Discovery Drive.

Officers attended alongside colleagues from the East Midlands Ambulance Service and on arrival found that the woman – who is in her 20s – had suffered serious injuries.

She was taken to hospital for treatment. She is now in a stable condition."

Officers will remain in the area today while investigations continue. Photo: NEMM

Detective Inspector Emma Matts, investigating officer, said: “We are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident but from enquiries carried out so far we know that the boy and the woman are known to each other and we do not believe anyone else was involved.

Following initial investigations, Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Photo: NEMM

“Officers will be in the area of Discovery Drive today as the investigation continues and we would urge anyone who saw what happened or has captured anything on mobile phone, doorbell or dashcam footage to come forward.”

You can pass on information by visiting and quoting reference 23*343309.

Alternatively call 101.

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