Man in critical condition after attack at restaurant in Leicester
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a gang attacked several people in a restaurant in Leicester.
The attack happened in East Park Road when a large group of people smashed the windows at the Moghul Durbar restaurant. Once inside a number of people were assaulted and others were injured. The incident happened at about 9pm last night.
Six people were taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment to both minor and serious injuries. Two people, both men, are in a stable condition in hospital and a third man is in a critical condition.
Police have arrested six men in connection with the incident and they remain in police custody.
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Police closed East Park Road and some of the surrounding roads while they carried out inquiries. The roads have since been re-opened but an area around East Park Road and Nottingham Road remains cordoned off.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Inspector Simon Preston said: “We have had a team of officers working on this incident since last night and already have six people arrested. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t still need witnesses to come forward.
“We are currently working closely with the witnesses and victims we have spoken to so far to find out as much as possible about the incident, and officers are looking into various lines enquiry.
“If you think you can help us, or have any information that might be linked to the incident, we would urge you to get in touch. You can call us direct on 101, talk to your local officer, inform a trusted member of your community or even call us anonymously through Crimestoppers. If you think you can help please don’t hesitate to call.”
Chief Superintendant Rob Nixon, who is the police commander for the city area, said: “I would like to reassure the local community in the East Park Road area that we are treating this incident very seriously. Local officers will be patrolling the area to offer reassurance and will be speaking with faith community leaders throughout the coming days to provide regular updates regarding the investigation.
“I would ask local people not to listen to rumour or get involved in speculation. If you have any information about the incident or have any concerns please contact the police immediately.”
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
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