Nine year old Peterborough boy seriously hurt in knife attack discharged from hospital

A nine year-old boy who suffered life changing injuries in a knife attack in Peterborough at the weekend has been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 4:46 pm

The lad suffered injuries to his head and face in the incident on Saturday.

Police were called at 3.24pm by the ambulance service following the attack in Peveril Road, Peterborough.

The boy was initially taken to Peterborough City Hospital with what were described as ‘life changing injuries’ by police, before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

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Police at the scene in Peveril Road.

This afternoon, Cambridgeshire police confirmed the youngster had now been discharged and was recovering at home.

On Monday a man appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court charged with the attempted murder of the boy, and possession of a knife in a public place.

Faisal Khan (24), of Almond Road, Peterborough, was remanded into custody to appear at Cambridge Crown Court. While Deputy District Judge Olwen Davies initially said the hearing was due to take place yesterday (Tuesday), Cambridge Crown Court confirmed to The Peterborough Telegraph the hearing was likely to take place next month.

Khan has not entered any pleas to either charge.

The court heard the boy will need ‘ a number of surgeries’ following the incident.