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Thursday, 4 March 2021

15-year-old arrested and teenage victim still in hospital after stabbing in Nottingham

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Detectives have arrested a 15-year-old  boy after a teenager was stabbed in Bulwell on Saturday.

Police were called Charlock Close at around 5.35pm on Saturday (20 February) when a boy was reported to have been assaulted.

The boy’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, but he remains in hospital for treatment.

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Detectives launched an investigation into the incident and following excellent police work tracked down and arrested  the boy.

Detective Sergeant Jon Kerry, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and he remains in custody at Bridewell Custody Suite.

“Officers from the City North Op Reacher team carried out arrest attempts this morning and he was found in the Bestwood area.

“Officers have worked around the clock since the incident to establish the circumstances in order to make the arrest this morning.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes knife crime very seriously and will always thoroughly investigate reports with a view to taking appropriate action against those found to have committed such offences.

“There will be increased patrols in the area today for reassurance and I’d ask anyone who has any concerns to report them to police officers or via 101.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could aid detectives in their investigation is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 670 of 20 February 2020.