Terror in Peterborough: 24-yr-old Faisal Khan attempts to kill 9-yr-old boy

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a nine-year-old boy.

Faisal Khan, 24, of Peterborough, was arrested at his home after the horrific attack on Saturday afternoon. 

The schoolboy was stabbed in the face and arms while out walking with his older brother at 3.24pm on Saturday and had to be airlifted to hospital.

The child had multiple wounds to his face and head after the assault in Peveril Road, Peterborough.

The stabbing is thought to have been 'random' and has left the child with life-changing injuries. 

He was initially taken to Peterborough City Hospital but was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he remains in a stable condition. 

Faisal Khan, 24, of Peterborough has been charged with attempted murder after the attack on Saturday

Faisal Khan, 24, of Almond Road, Dogsthorpe, has been charged with attempted murder after the attack on Saturday

Khan was arrested at his home on Saturday night, initially on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. 

His full charge now includes attempted murder and possession of a knife in a public place.  

Khan has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Peterborough magistrates today. 

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