A man has been arrested after a nine-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries as a result of a “random attack” on the street.
The boy was walking with his older brother in Peterborough when a man approached them and attacked the youngster on Saturday afternoon, Cambridgeshire police said.
He suffered multiple injuries to his face and head and was rushed to hospital where he is in stable condition.
A 24-year-old Peterborough man was arrested on Saturday evening on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.
Sergeant Jason Hancock said: “While this appears to be a random attack, we believe it was an isolated incident and have not received any further reports of this nature.”
Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 3:30 p.m. after the boy was assaulted in Peveril Road.
He was first taken to Peterborough City Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge.
Cambridgeshire Police said the boy remained “in stable condition but with life-changing injuries”.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the police.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-09 10:56:00