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Teenager charged after people threatened in the street with a knife

A suspect has been charged after a group of people reported being threatened with a knife.

Officers were called to Lyncroft, Eastwood, on Monday (10 October 2022), shortly before 4.45pm.

A robbery was also reported in Plumptre Way, Eastwood, just before 1pm on the same day where a teenager was assaulted, and money stolen from him.

Eighteen-year-old Shakiah Garsia, of Main Street, Newthorpe, was due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 12 October 2022) charged with robbery, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, threats to kill and criminal damage.

Detective Inspector Simon Harrison, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As with any incident involving a knife, officers were quick to respond and acted swiftly to investigate.

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“Knife offences can have a devastating impact which is why we continue to work relentlessly all year round to tackle knife crime, reduce violence and take positive action to keep people safe.

“Detectives have been working hard on this case and the charge is a significant step in the investigation.

“Our inquiries into what happened here are still ongoing, however, and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident and has any information no matter how small to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with any information, CCTV or mobile phone footage is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 561 of 10 October 2022, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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