Nottingham murder investigation: 16-year-old arrested

Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing in Hyson Green yesterday.

He is being questioned this morning after being arrested overnight in connection with the incident in Hawksley Road at around 5.40pm yesterday. The victim, a man, was taken to hospital but died a short time later. He has not yet been formally identified.

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A 14-year-old has already been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Justine Wilson said: “Incidents like this are shocking for the community who may feel unnerved by what has happened. However, we believe this is an isolated attack, unconnected to recent incidents in other areas and there is no further threat to the wider public.

“We have reassurance patrols in place so if anyone has any concerns or wants to speak to one of our officers, please stop them on the street or call us on 101. Our investigation is continuing and we will keep the community updated with the progress on the investigation.”

The investigation continues and officers are appealing to anyone with any information that could help to contact us on 101 quoting incident 710 of 5 September. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.