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Man arrested in connection with fight allegedly involving hammer and knife

It is thought that one of the men was in possession in a hammer and a knife.

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Police responding to a report of an altercation involving weapons quickly arrested a man in connection with their enquiries.

Nottinghamshire Police was called to a shopping centre in Bridge Place, Worksop, at around 11.35pm last night when two men were reported to have been fighting.

It is thought that one of the men was in possession of a hammer and a knife.

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Within minutes, officers had arrived at the scene and arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent, affray and possession of offensive weapons.

A knife and a hammer were also recovered at the scene.

One of the men suffered minor injuries to their hand and torso in the incident and was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment.

Detective Sergeant David Prest, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our officers responded quickly to this incident to make an arrest at the scene and we are now working to establish the circumstances.

“A man was taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries are minor – that being said, any incident involving a knife has the potential to be far more serious.

“As a force, Nottinghamshire Police takes knife crime very seriously and we will thoroughly investigate any incident reported to us.

“Anyone who saw the incident last night is encouraged to contact Nottinghamshire Police immediately.”

The latest national statistics show that Nottinghamshire saw a 13% reduction in knife crime when compared to the previous year.

The reduction is a result of sustained and tactical proactive engagement with local communities in order to prevent knife crime, coupled with investment into the force’s Knife Crime Team and Robbery Team, who focus on tackling weapon-enabled violence.

Schools and Early Intervention Officers have also been working hard in secondary schools across Nottinghamshire to drive home the prevention message over the last three academic years – prior to schools closing due to Coronavirus – and further PCC investment has gone into launching the Dare 25 programme in primary schools, which includes bespoke education on knife crime.

If you have any information that could aid detectives in their investigation, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 850 of 19 September 2020.

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