UPDATED Serious assault in Canon Street - two released on bail

Updated on 9/2/19 at 6:37 p.m.

Incident number: 648 of 7 February

Officers investigating a serious assault in Leicester have released two people arrested in connection with the incident on bail.

A 26-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were both arrested yesterday (Friday 8 February) on suspicion of attempted murder. They have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

At around 9.45pm on Thursday (7 February), police received a report that a 23-year-old man had been struck by a white BMW in Canon Street, Leicester.

It was reported that a piece of masonry had been thrown through the window of a house in nearby Glendon Street. When three people who were in the property left to see what had happened, the man was struck by the vehicle.

The victim was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he remains in a stable condition. His injuries are not life-threatening but may be life-changing.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley, from Leicestershire Police, said: “Despite the arrests our investigations into the assault remain ongoing. I’d ask anyone who may live or work in the area of Canon Street to think back to Thursday evening and contact us if they have any information that may assist us. Any information you have, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, could help with our investigation.”

Call 101, quoting incident 648 of 7 February.

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