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Police statement after teenager arrested in Nottingham city assault investigation

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a city centre assault left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

The 24-year-old victim was attacked in Sussex Street Skate Park walkway underneath the tram tracks.

The incident happened at around 6.50pm on Tuesday 5 December.

It is believed the victim was attacked after an altercation with a group of young males and females.

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The group then ran from the scene in the direction of High Pavement and Cliff Road.

The victim has sustained life-threatening head injuries as a result of the attack and remains at Queen’s Medical Centre.

A cordon around the skate park walkway will remain in place for at least the next 24 hours as forensic enquiries continue.

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Detective Inspector Clare Gibson, who is leading the investigation, said:

“This incident has left a young man in a critical condition in hospital.

“A large team of officers are working extremely hard to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.  An 18-year-old man remains in police custody and we are working hard to identify all other persons involved.

“If you were with that group last night then we want to hear from you immediately.  I would urge anyone with information about this attack to please come forward and help us with our investigation.”

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Chief Inspector Karl Thomas, who heads up neighbourhood policing in the city, added:

“We know this incident would have been alarming for the many people coming into the city for work and to shop this morning. I want to reassure the public we are doing everything possible to ensure we catch those responsible.

“There is no place for violence in our city centre. A cordon will be in place for some time while detectives carry out a thorough investigation, but the cordon will not affect access to Nottingham College or cause any problems for motorists.

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“The public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area and anyone with concerns is urged to speak to one of the many officers on patrol.”

Anyone with information about this attack can call 101 quoting incident number 635 of 5 December 2023 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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