Man, 32, is charged with four counts of attempted murder after boy, 10, was stabbed in the neck, a five-year-old was run over and two adults were assaulted in Leicester
- Carlos Vinodchandra Racitalal, 32, appeared at magistrates’ court this morning
- He spoke only to confirm name and age to chairman of the bench Gillian Russen
- No pleas entered and application for bail made by defence solicitor was refused
A 32-year-old man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after a 10-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck, a five-year-old was run over, and two adults were assaulted in Leicester.
Carlos Vinodchandra Racitalal, of Belgrave, Leicester, appeared at the city’s magistrates’ court this morning.
Flanked by two security guards, dressed in a grey sweatshirt and joggers, the 32-year-old spoke only to confirm his name and age to chairman of the bench Gillian Russen.
A ten-year-old boy was stabbed on Belper Street, Leicester. Pictured: Police at the scene
The charges relate to a 10-year-old boy who was attacked in Belper Street, Belgrave, on Saturday.
And a road traffic collision on Thursday, January 2, in which a five-year-old child was struck by a vehicle in Exploration Drive, off Abbey Lane, Leicester.
Two further attempted murder charges relate to a woman in her 30s who was assaulted in Doncaster Road, Belgrave, on Tuesday, January 14.
And a man in his 70s who was assaulted in Dean Road, also in Belgrave, on Thursday, January 16.
A map showing the incidents dotted around the Leicester area over a two week period
Racitalal is also charged with three counts of possession of a knife blade/sharp, pointed article in a public place relating to the assaults in Belper Street, Doncaster Road and Dean Road.
No pleas were entered and an application for bail made by defence solicitor Rajesh Sood was refused.
Racitalal was remanded in custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court next month.