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Police respond to stabbing and an e-scooter robbery in Nottingham

Police quickly respond to knife crime and robbery reports after arresting suspects in two separate incidents – each within just three minutes of a call for help.

A man was stabbed after an argument in Radford Road, New Basford, at around 8pm yesterday (Friday 9 July).

Officers arrived on the scene within three minutes and arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause serious harm. He remains in custody.

They also gave first aid to the victim, applying a tourniquet to his leg to stop the bleeding, before he was taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-altering.

In a separate incident, a teenager was reported to have been forced to the floor and had his e-scooter taken off him in Wollaton Vale, Wollaton, just before 7pm yesterday (Friday 9 July).

Again, officers were quick to react and arrested two boys, both aged 15, on suspicion of robbery within three minutes of the call to police.

Detective Sergeant Nigel Malik, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We will always respond quickly to serious incidents, such as knife crime and robbery, and any incidents where there is an immediate threat to safety.

“The fact officers were able to arrest three people for two completely separate incidents within minutes of calls to the police just demonstrates this.

“In the case of the stabbing it also meant officers were able to give first aid extremely quickly, which can be vital when people have suffered injuries where every second can make a difference.”

Officers would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the two incidents or has any dash-cam or mobile phone footage, and urged people to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 812 of 9 July 2021 for the stabbing, or incident number 727 of 9 July 2021 for the robbery.