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Dad of boy, 10, stabbed in the neck by ‘laughing’ knifeman helplessly watched son bleeding on FaceTime 4,000 miles away

A DAD watched helplessly on FaceTime as his ten-year-old son lay bleeding on the ground after being stabbed by a "laughing" knifeman while he was 4,000 miles away.

Kalpesh Mistry was in India when he received the terrifying phonecall from his 13-year-old son - frantically told his younger son had been slashed in the neck outside their Leicester home. 

The little boy was rushed to hospital after the terrifying attack - while the laughing suspect ran from the scene in Belgrave.

Dad Kalpesh said his son had called him on FaceTime just moments after.

He told the Leicester Mercury: "I saw my wife holding my son's neck to try and stop the blood coming out.

"My elder son, who had called me because he didn’t know what to do, then said he had to put the phone down to help.

"I was so angry and frustrated because I was so far away and unable to help."

The 39-year-old immediately booked a flight to come home - rushing to be at his son's hospital bedside.

The dad said his little boy had realised someone was stalking him before pouncing just before 5.20pm on Belper Street on Saturday.

Kalpesh added: "My son said he was smiling and laughing as he did it, like he was enjoying what he was doing."

Police immediately rushed to the scene, releasing an appeal for information after the bloody stabbing.

And they have since arrested a 32-year-old man from Leicester on suspicion of attempted murder. The main remains in police custody.

Officers have since linked the attack to two others nearby that unfolded just before.

On Tuesday January 14, a woman was knifed in the back of her head when she was with her children on Doncaster Road, Leicester, at around 7.15pm.

The woman, who is in her 30s, suffered a cut to the back of her head and was taken to hospital.

Two days later a man in his 70s was found with wounds to his hands and head in Dean Road, Leicester.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley said: “Following a public appeal issued this evening to trace a man captured on CCTV, a 32-year-old man has been arrested.

“While I would like to thank everyone who has shared our appeal and has already made contact with police, I am still appealing to anyone with any information to come forward.

“If you witnessed any of the incidents or have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area you could have vital information to assist us with our continued enquiries. Please speak to police if you can help.”

Anyone with information can contact 101, quoting incident 145 of 19 January.

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