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More arrests in Weekday Cross knife incident investigation

Police have arrested two more suspects over a city centre incident where knives were brandished.

Officers were called to Weekday Cross, in Nottingham city centre, at 12.31 pm on Wednesday 31 January following reports of violent disorder.

The incident, which happened outside the Nottingham Contemporary, saw two groups of people reportedly confront each other while wielding knives.

No injuries were reported but an investigation was immediately launched to identify those involved.

Last night (Wednesday 7 February 2024) police arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of affray and a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both remain in custody.

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The latest arrests come after two teenagers appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 7 February) and pleaded guilty to offences in connection with the incident.

An 18-year-old man from New Basford, and a second from Bakersfield, admitted to affray and threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in a public place.

They were remanded in custody and are next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 28 February 2024.

Two 17-year-old boys and another 16-year-old boy, previously arrested on suspicion of affray, have been released on conditional police bail as investigations continue.

Detective Sergeant Alana Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police: “We’ve now made two further arrests in connection with our extensive investigation, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

“I’d like to thank those who have already come forward with information as our inquiries continue. I’d urge anyone with information which may be relevant to our investigation but hasn’t yet come forward to please do so.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 292 of 31 January 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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