Kettering teenagers arrested following Saturday night stabbing

Victim, 21, airlifted to hospital after being found with chest and leg wounds outside Sainsbury's

Monday, 14th June 2021, 12:54 pm
Two teenagers were arrested in the Northamptonshire area following Saturday night's stabbing in Market Harborough
Two teenagers were arrested in the Northamptonshire area following Saturday night's stabbing in Market Harborough

Two Northamptonshire teenagers have been arrested following a Saturday night stabbing.

A 21-year-old man later named locally as Keiran Silcott was airlifted to a hospital in Coventry after being found injured near Sainsbury's supermarket in Market Harborough town centre.

Leicestershire Police yesterday (Sunday 13 June) confirmed two males aged 18 and 16 were released on bail on Monday after being arrested in the Kettering area on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent.

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Reports in the Harborough Mail told how the victim — who has since been discharged after treatment for superficial wounds — phoned his mum just after 9pm to say he had been knifed in the chest and leg.

Claire Silcott was out on patrol as a street pastor with three colleagues when she got a call from her distraught son.

“We were just out about to give out lollipops to young people in the park," said Claire, whose son lives with her in Lubenham.

“It’s your worst nightmare to get a call from one of your children telling you they’ve been stabbed. It’s all very hard to take in.”