Detectives are hunting three suspects after a 17-year-old boy was attacked during a robbery in a park.
The victim was walking through Titchfield Park, Mansfield, between 8.15pm and 8.35pm yesterday (Monday 26 September 2022) and was near the gym equipment when he was approached by three male youths who demanded his phone.
The victim dropped his phone as he started to run off.
As he went to retrieve it one of the suspects slashed him to his arm with a knife before he ran out of the park to get help. It is believed his phone was taken by the suspects.
The teenager was taken to hospital where he received stitches for his wounds.
Detective Sergeant Lauren Morgan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our inquiries are very much ongoing into this incident and a team of detectives is working hard to locate them suspects responsible.
“High-visibility patrols have been increased in the area to provide reassurance as we continue to progress with our investigation.
“I would urge anyone who saw what happened or who may have any other information which could help us with our inquiries, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, to please come forward and to speak to us.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 682 of 26 September 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Young people can also pass on information about crime completely anonymously, using a secure online form, through the youth service Fearless – which is a part of Crimestoppers.
The Fearless website offers young people non-judgemental advice so they can make informed decisions about reporting crime. The service also engages with and educates young people about the consequences of their choices around crime.