Teenager to appear in court over Nottingham stabbing

Burton Street Nottingham © westbridgfordwire.com

A 17-year-old boy is due to appear in court charged in connection with a report of a stabbing in the city centre.

The boy, who can’t be named for legal reasons, has been charged with Section 18 wounding and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Saturday 16 March 2019).

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The charges relate to a report of a fight involving a group of men which happened in Burton Street at about 4pm on Friday 8 March 2019.

A man suffered a stab wound to his arm during the incident.

Officers executed a warrant at an address in St Ann’s yesterday, in relation to the incident, and recovered items including two knives from the property.

A 21-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of possession of a sharply-pointed article in a public place and Section 18 wounding has since been released under investigation.

A 44-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of affray and drugs offences has since been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Ed Cook, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We’re continuing to work hard with partners to tackle knife crime and we’re committed to bringing offenders before the courts.

“We know knife crime can have far-reaching impacts on communities and that’s why we treat it with the utmost seriousness.

“The force is currently taking part in a new knife amnesty across the county to prevent weapons falling into the hands of criminals.

“This amnesty, which is part of the national knife crime campaign Operation Sceptre, runs until midnight tomorrow (Sunday 17 March 2019).

“It supports a range of ongoing work that Nottinghamshire Police does throughout the year to tackle knife crime, which includes area weapons sweeps, test purchasing exercises, education within schools and intelligence-led policing operations.”