Police have arrested a fourth teenager in connection with a confrontation between a group of youths which left a 17-year-old boy with a serious stab wound to his stomach.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested this afternoon ( Tuesday 12 January ) on suspicion of wounding with intent and has subsequently been released on bail pending further enquiries.
It follows the charging of an 18-year-old man in connection with the incident.
Eighteen-year-old Reuben Deslandes, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 11 January 2021) charged with possession of an offensive weapon. He was bailed to re-appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 9 February 2021.
Two boys, aged 17 and 16, who were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with the incident, have been bailed pending further enquiries.
The victim suffered a single stab wound to the stomach in the incident in Beech Avenue, Forest Fields, at 5.49pm on Saturday (9 January 2021).
Following surgery, it is now known his injury is not life-threatening or life-altering.
Detectives are continuing to work hard on their investigation into the incident, which is believed to be self-contained and does not pose a threat to the wider public.
Detective Sergeant Louise Bradford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our enquiries are very much ongoing as we continue to investigate the incident to fully establish the circumstances.
“We know a number of people were involved in a confrontation between two groups and we are continuing with our efforts to trace further people in connection with the incident.
“While we are making progress in our investigation we still want to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time and saw this incident, or the events surrounding it.
“We need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward. Your information could be vital to our enquiries.
“We understand people will have been anxious and concerned about this serious incident but we have increased police presence in the area to provide reassurance and show people that we are there for them.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 502 of 9 January 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.