Police have arrested four suspects after reports three teenage boys were assaulted and another was robbed during incidents which officers are currently treating as linked.
A 13-year-old suffered a split lip and bruised eye after he was attacked outside a shop in Front Street, Arnold.
He was punched and kicked during the incident which happened around 5.15pm on Tuesday (21 March 2023).
Later that day, at around 6.50pm, a 14-year-old was assaulted by a group of youths in Redhill Road, Arnold. Police received a further report of a car being damaged In Calverton Road, Arnold, later that evening.
The previous day, at around 7.10pm, a 16-year-old was approached by teenagers in St Mary’s Park, Arnold. One of the suspects, who reportedly had a knife, is alleged to have threatened him before taking his bag.
Another 13-year-old boy was assaulted and received injuries during this incident.
Following inquiries, including trawling through CCTV footage, police arrested three suspects on Thursday (23 March 2023) in relation to the reports.
A 15-year-old boy was detained on suspicion of robbery, causing grievous bodily harm without intent, affray, possession of a knife/sharply pointed article in a public place and criminal damage.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm, affray, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and criminal damage.
Another 13-year-old boy was detained on suspicion of affray and a 16-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of affray and criminal damage.
Inspector Mark Stanley, District Commander for Gedling, said: “Violent disorder of this nature will not be tolerated, and we will always do everything we can to quickly investigate reports and apprehend suspects.
“As this is a live ongoing investigation I would urge people not to speculate on this case or share names of young people on social media. What might seem like an innocent post on social media to you could in reality disrupt an ongoing investigation and cause further distress.
“We would ask that if you did see something or have any information in relation to these, please come forward as pass this on directly to the police.”
The four suspects have been interviewed and were subsequently released on conditional bail as the investigation continues.