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Call for witnesses after stabbing leaves victim with multiple wounds

Detectives in Newark are trying to trace potential key witnesses after arresting a suspect over a stabbing.

An investigation is ongoing after a man is believed to have been attacked in a communal area between blocks of flats in Lover’s Lane, Newark.

The victim, who is in his 30s, arrived at Newark Police Station shortly after 10pm on Thursday (7 December 2023) and said he had been stabbed.

Officers provided first aid before paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital to undergo surgery after suffering multiple wounds to his body. His injuries are not currently believed to be life-threatening.

Following inquiries, officers detained a suspect around half an hour later.

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A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

As part of their ongoing investigation, detectives are appealing for anyone in the area and who may have information which could assist them with their inquiries to please come forward.

Detective Sergeant Matt Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“We believe there were people in the street around the time of this serious offence who may have witnessed the incident.

“If you were in that area around that time and think you may have seen something relevant, please contact us as soon as possible.

“You may be able to provide us with crucial information as we continue to build a clearer picture of what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 744 of 7 December 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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