A suspect has appeared in court after a homeless woman was hit in the head.
Police officers were called to Exchange Walk, Nottingham, at 1.30pm on Monday (4 April) by a man who claimed he had stabbed a woman.
Officers located the victim who confirmed a man had struck her with the handle of a knife in an unprovoked attack, but had not been stabbed.
A man was arrested a short time later following a search for the suspect.
Joshua Gittens, 23, of no fixed address, has since been charged with common assault, possessing a knife in a public place and causing wasteful employment of police.
He was due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (5 April 2022).
Chief Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a very unpleasant experience for the victim and I am pleased a suspect has been put before the courts.
“We treat all reports of knife crime extremely seriously and responded to this call very quickly.
“As a result, a dangerous weapon was seized and a suspect swiftly taken into custody.
“Knives have no place on our streets, and we are working every day to clamp down on those who ignore out repeated warnings about the potential consequences of knife crime.”