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Teenager arrested after street fight at Bulwell bus station

Police officers arrested a teenager within five minutes of a receiving a report of a street fight after he tried to run away from them.

Police arrived after being called to the incident outside Bulwell Bus Station in Vere Street shortly after 1.10am today (Saturday 21 August 2021).

Officers chased after a suspect who ran off and threw a large knife under a car.

He was arrested and a discarded machete was found and recovered nearby.

A woman who told police she had been pushed over during the fight suffered a small cut to her head.

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No other reports of injuries were received.

Detective Sergeant Franco Guddemi, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We will always respond swiftly to reports involving violence and we treat such incidents seriously.

“I’m pleased that thanks to our speedy response officers were able to arrest a suspect within five minutes of this call which demonstrates our commitment to tackling crime and keeping people safe.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident and those involved, including anyone else who may have been injured.

“We are trawling through CCTV and also appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who saw what happened to please get in contact with us.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have recorded CCTV, dash-cam or mobile footage of the incident to help us get a clearer picture of the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 40 of 21 August 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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