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Appeal after man seriously injured in street attack

Detectives are seeking the public’s help after a man suffered serious injuries during a street attack.

The victim was walking along Bestwood Lodge Drive in Arnold when he was attacked by a man armed with a blunt instrument.

It happened at around 2.25pm on Friday (25 February 2022).

The victim sustained a punctured lung and fractured ribs. His injuries are not currently believed to be life-threatening.

Police were quickly on scene and carried out searches in the area. Detectives are continuing with their lines of enquiry, including carrying out house-to-house enquiries and checking CCTV footage, and are appealing for anyone with any information about what happened to get in touch.

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Detective Constable Christopher Black, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are working hard to understand the circumstances of this incident and to track down the offender who was responsible.

“The investigation is very much ongoing but we are treating this as an isolated incident. While there is no threat to the wider public, reassurance patrols have been upped in the area as our enquiries continue.

“I would like to reassure people that violence of this sort will not be tolerated on our streets and we will take robust action against those who choose to engage in this type of disorder.

“To assist us with our ongoing investigation we are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have captured CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage, to please get in touch with Nottinghamshire Police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could aid officers in their investigation is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 429 of 25 February 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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