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Police reassure residents after teenager stabbed in Nottingham yesterday

A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital following the incident in Deer Park Drive, Bestwood. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Taser officers were quickly deployed after the incident was reported just before 7pm yesterday (Wednesday 11 August) and arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to cause serious injury.

He remains in police custody.

Inspector Gareth Harding, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘’The two people involved are known to each other, and the incident is self-contained so there is no wider threat to the public.

“The suspect was arrested immediately and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the enquiry.

“However we understand the incident will be concerning for local residents and there will be a visible police presence in the area as officers carry out further investigations and provide reassurance.

“Whilst knife crime is reducing significantly in Nottinghamshire, every incident like this has the potential to be serious and can be incredibly upsetting for the community. That is why we are committed to our continued reduction in knife crime, with two dedicated knife crime teams and an intensive programme of education in schools and community work with partners across Nottinghamshire.

“I would urge anyone who is concerned about someone they believe to carry a knife to contact the police so we can act quickly to take weapons off the streets – and the people who use them to cause harm – in our neighbourhoods.

“I would also ask anyone who witnessed this incident, or has any information that could help the enquiry to get in touch. Please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 634 of 11 August 2021 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”