Hinckley police officers investigating Druid Street assault which involved a bladed weapon – and seen a 17-year-old taken to hospital

Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 24 June 2022

HINCKLEY POLICE are investigating an incident which took place on Druid Street, just outside of Hinckley town centre, one week and four days ago (13 June).

Druid Street, Hinckley (Image: Google Street View) / Inset (Image: Stock photo)

Police officers were called on down to Druid Street on Monday, 13 June, just after 6.10pm, when they received the call that a 17-year-old boy was reported to have been assaulted with a bladed weapon.

The victim was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment, but he has since been discharged.

A 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, and possession of a bladed article – namely a machete – in connection with the incident.

Enquiries into the incident are continuing to be investigated. And, those with details are being encouraged to come forward and contact the cops with details.

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson, said: “Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw the incident or who has any information, and has not yet spoken to police, to make contact.”

Anyone with any information can report it online through the ‘report a crime’ portal on the Leicestershire Police website, or alternatively, call their non-emergency number of 101, quoting incident number 465 of 13 June.

Those who would rather pass on details anonymously are able to do so by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling them directly on 0800 555 111.

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