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Cotgrave: Two serious assaults on the same night linked, say police

Detectives investigating two serious assaults in the Cotgrave on the same night are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The first incident happened outside Cotgrave Village Stores, in West Furlong, Cotgrave, at around 7.35pm on Tuesday (30 April 2024).

The 44-year-old victim was pushed to the floor and attacked by two men who kicked him to the body and head and hit him in the face with a beer can.

A third man then stole alcohol and tobacco which the victim had bought from the shop and a quantity of cash he had.

Around an hour later police received a further call that a 35-year-old man had been set upon by two men in Candleby Lane, Cotgrave.

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Nothing was stolen but the victim suffered cuts, bruising, and pain to his legs, body, and chest during the attack which happened around 8.40pm.

Officers attended and after a foot chase arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery and possession of cannabis following the incidents.

Detective Inspector Simon Harrison, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are treating these two incidents as linked and we are working hard to trace two further suspects in relation to these serious unprovoked assaults.

“A number of lines of enquiry are being investigated, including checking CCTV footage, to locate the remaining suspects.

“To assist us in our investigation we are urging anyone who witnessed these attacks, may have recorded CCTV or dashcam footage, or any other relevant information to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 753 of 30 April 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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