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Man ‘slashed through several layers of skin’ while walking through town in broad daylight

A man suffered a slash wound underneath his chin as he walked through a town centre – two men have been arrested.

The victim was approached in Leeming Street, Mansfield at around 4.15pm on Wednesday (12 May).

An offender shouted at him and used a sharp object to slice through several layers of skin underneath his chin.

The victim was taken to hospital and needed stitches.

Detectives carried out quick enquiries and the county knife crime team went out to arrest two men at around 10.15pm yesterday. They remain in custody on suspicion of grievous bodily harm while enquiries continue.

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Detective Sergeant Lauren Morgan, of Nottinghamshire’s criminal investigation department, said: “This incident happened in broad daylight in a busy area and we had been working around the clock to find out who was responsible.

“Initial enquiries suggested the people involved were known to each other and further investigative work led to two men being arrested.

“We believe a knife was used to carry out this attack but cannot say for definite at this point. We take knife crime incredibly seriously and being able to work closely with our specialist knife crime teams has really assisted our investigation. We’re grateful to have these additional resources which have already proven their ability in cracking down on such serious offences.”

“Whilst the victims injuries were not life threatening or altering, he will be scarred for life which will serve as a constant reminder of what happened.”

If anyone saw what happened or has any information that could help, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 519 of 12 May.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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