Nottinghamshire Police have made two arrests as part of their response to a report of an altercation involving a group of men – including some who may have been carrying knives – in the St Ann’s area of Nottingham.
Police cordons remain in place in Palmerston Gardens and Shelton Street this evening, after the incident was originally reported to police at around 6.25pm today (Saturday 20 April).
Officers remain at the scene as they continue their work to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident. So far, two men – aged 26 and 39 – have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The arrests were made after the men attended Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre for treatment for injuries which are believed to have been caused by a blade. The precise nature and extent of those injuries are not yet known.
Inspector Rob Lawton, said: “We know that incidents of this nature are unnerving for many people going about their daily business, so I’d like to offer some reassurance that we are doing all we can to identify those responsible.
“People living in the area can expect to see an increased police presence this evening, as part of our response to this incident. These increased patrols will continue while we work with the local community to establish the facts surrounding this incident.
“I would encourage anyone with any information about what has happened this evening to come forward, either by speaking to officers in the area or by calling Nottinghamshire Police on 101.”