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Man in hospital after street fight in Clifton

A man had to be taken to hospital after being punched and kicked in the head in a street fight in Clifton.

Officers were quickly on the scene after concerned members of the public rang police following a report of the disturbance.

One man suffered a cut to his left eye and swelling to his ear after reportedly being punched in the face, which made him fall to the floor and he was then kicked to the head. Local residents were woken up after seeing the commotion in Sunninghill Drive in Clifton in the early hours of this morning Monday 10 May.

Response officers were on the scene within minutes and three men, aged 44, 41, 29, were arrested on suspicion of affray. They all remain in police custody.

Police Sergeant Lawrence Verney, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officers were able to make a number of arrests whilst carrying out quick enquiries and securing any available evidence.

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“A man was taken to hospital and is due to have further scans today. It’s not known how serious his injuries are.

“We want people to feel safe when out on the streets whatever the time and witnessing a fight can be really intimidating.

“This was an isolated incident which is believed to have taken place following an argument between the victim and the suspects. Officers will remain in the area and taking part in proactive patrols to reassure the local community.

“We won’t tolerate this mindless and violent behavior in Nottinghamshire and feel fortunate that no one was seriously injured.”

The investigation is ongoing while the men remain in custody.

People with information can call 101 quoting incident 892 of 9 May 2021. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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