Man arrested after boy nine suffers random attack in street

Police have arrested a man after a nine-year-old boy suffered life changing injuries following a “random attack” in the street.

The child suffered multiple wounds to his face and head and was rushed to hospital.

Police say a 24-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

Sergeant Jason Hancock said: “While this appears to be a random attack, we believe this was an isolated incident and have not received any further reports of this nature.”

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 3.30pm after the boy was assaulted in Peveril Road.nullnull

He was initially taken to Peterborough City Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire Police said the boy remains “in a stable condition but with life-changing injuries”.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.