A cordon set up while enquiries were carried out into two teenagers being stabbed has now been lifted.
Access to areas including the Nottingham Contemporary, Pitcher and Piano and other bars between Weekday Cross and the Galleries of Justice were affected, as officers carried out in-depth searches for evidence.
The scene was on for most of the day today, following a disturbance in Fletcher Gate, Nottingham. However, it has now been opened, and the public can now access the area.
Two boys, aged 15 and 16, sustained stab wounds around 6.40pm yesterday (Friday 11 January).
The boys were both taken to hospital, with injuries which are not life threatening.
Chief Inspector Donna Lawton said: “We would like to thank the cooperation of the affected businesses in the area, and their patience along with the public’s while we have carried out our enquiries.
“When something of this nature happens, it is really important that we secure the scene to locate any items that may be associated with the offences committed. While this can be frustrating and inconvenient for some – including those who had plans to visit those premises affected, I think it is something that people do understand and accept we have to do.
“Our enquiries are continuing and we remain in the belief that this is unlikely to have been a random attack and those responsible for the stabbings are known to the victims.
“My officers will be increasing their presence in and around the area, to answer people’s questions and offer reassurance.
“We continue to work closely with our partners to tackle knife crime, identifying and addressing the root cause of this issue, but it is not a simple fix. We need to continue our multi-agency approach, working with our communities to take a stand against knife violence, and we would urge anyone who knows anything about the events of last night to speak to us.”
If you have any information call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 701 of 11 January 2019.
Incident Number: 000701-11012019