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Police investigation after stabbing and two alleged street robberies near University which may be linked

Four teenagers have been arrested after a man was stabbed during an alleged robbery.

The victim who was walking along Beeston Lane, Lenton Abbey, at around 10.35pm on 17 November, when he was approached by a group of men who grabbed his bag – pulling him to the ground in the process.

The 23-year-old victim suffered a small stab wound which is not thought to be life-threatening or life-altering.

Officers investigating the incident later arrested four teenagers, two aged 15 and two aged 16, on suspicion of robbery.

They remain in custody as investigations continue.

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It comes after officers also received a further report of an alleged attempted robbery only one hour later at around 11.20pm.

A man walking along Jubilee Avenue, Lenton Abbey, reported that he had been approached by a group of people who attempted to pull his backpack from his shoulder, pulling him to the floor before he managed to run away.

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An investigation is currently under way to establish whether the two reports are linked.

Detective Inspector Daniel Johnstone, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officers in this case worked very hard and were able to quickly track down the four suspects on suspicion of robbery and we are supporting the injured man.

“We are keeping an open mind as to whether the two robberies are linked and enquires continue to establish the circumstances.

“We would urge anyone with any information or video footage to come forward as it may help us with our investigation.”

Anyone with any information or who witnessed the incidents are asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 862 of 17 November 2021 and incident number 20 of 18 November 2021.

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