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Nottingham man gets suspended sentence after stabbing in Top Valley

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A 20-year-old man has been sentenced following an altercation in a Top Valley street, during which a man was stabbed in the arm.

Owen Fletcher, of Nottingham, pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (16 July 2020) and was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months.

Fletcher was also ordered to complete 15 days’ rehabilitation and pay a victim surcharge of £149.

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The charges relate to an incident on 31 January where Fletcher, during a dispute with a man in Whitcombe Gardens, revealed a knife. During a physical altercation that followed, the man suffered a stab wound to his arm.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to the Queen’s Medical Centre at around 8.30pm that evening, where both Fletcher and the man were treated for injuries sustained during the altercation.

Detective Inspector Chanelle Whitney from the City CID team said: “What happened that night clearly shows the consequences of carrying a knife.

“The dispute between the two escalated because Fletcher decided to carry a knife, and resulted in both attending hospital.

“We want to emphasise that whether it is intended for use or not, carrying a knife is an offence, and we hope this sentence serves as a warning of the consequences of doing such.”

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