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Teenagers aged 12-15 arrested after knife incident at Nottingham city centre shop

Four teenagers have been arrested after a disturbance at a Nottingham city centre shop.

Officers attended the Xpression Too shop, in Lincoln Street, around 4.30pm yesterday (13 February) following reports a member of staff at the store had been assaulted.

The disorder continued outside the shop when it was reported further people had become involved and one was carrying a knife.

Officers gained descriptions of the offenders when they arrived at the scene and one suspect was detained on a bus in Shakespeare Street.

A further three suspects were located nearby and arrested.

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A 14-year-old girl and three boys, aged 12, 13 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of affray. The 15-year-old was further arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Sergeant Chris Johnson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Thanks to the quick response of officers from a number of different teams we were able to arrest four suspects in connection with this incident.

“We will never tolerate this sort of disorder and are working hard on the investigation.

“I hope our robust response provides some reassurance to the public about just how seriously we take reports of this nature.

“The incident took place in a city centre store at a busy time and will have been seen by a number of people.

“As we work to understand exactly what happened, we want to hear from anyone who was in or close to the shop and could have important information.”

Anyone who has any information about what happened, or has any mobile phone footage of the incident, is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 484 of 13 February 2024, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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