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Fourth arrest after violent attempted robbery in Nottingham

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A fourth man has been arrested in connection with a violent attempted robbery during which a man was reportedly hit over the head with a hammer.

The incident took place in Forster Street, Radford, on Monday 25 May this year when the victim was allegedly attacked by a group of men.

A 21-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Monday) in London and has now been transferred to Nottinghamshire Police for questioning.Three other men have already been charged in relation to the incident.

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Leon Brelsford, 35, of Shepherd’s Bush Road, London, has been charged with assault with intent to commit robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Gerald Nortier, 24, of HMP Lincoln, and 48-year-old Darren Fearnley, of HMP Nottingham, have been charged with assault with intent to commit robbery.

All three men are due to stand trial at Nottingham Crown Court in November.

Detective Constable Steven Willetts, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Robbery is an incredibly serious offence that can have a lasting impact on victims. That’s why we investigate every report we receive so thoroughly. I am pleased that, with the help of our colleagues I the Metropolitan Police, we have been able to make another arrest in this case.”

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