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TWO ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOLLOWING LEICESTER STABBING

Leicester Time: TWO ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOLLOWING LEICESTER STABBING

Two people have been charged with attempted murder after a man was found with stab wound injuries in a Leicester street.

Roger Lightbourne, 31, of York Street, Wolverhampton, was charged last week with attempted murder following the incident, which happened last month in Upperton Road, Leicester.

Leicester Time: TWO ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOLLOWING LEICESTER STABBING
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Lightbourne has also been charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs between 24 July and 28 July 2022.

A second man, Gary Smith, 29, of Quarry Walk, Birmingham, was charged earlier this month with attempted murder in connection with the same incident in Upperton Road.

He has also been charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs on 9 August 2022.

Both men have since appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court where they have both been further remanded into custody.

Officers had been called to a report of a disturbance at an address in Upperton Road shortly before 1am on 26 July.

When they arrived, they found a man in his 20s with stab wound injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.

A 27-year-old woman, who was previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and released on bail, was further arrested last week on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A. She has since been released on bail.

Last month, a 19-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. She has since been released on bail.

Leicester Time: TWO ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOLLOWING LEICESTER STABBING