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Teenagers charged over alleged knife fight in Nottingham city centre

Two teenagers have been charged over allegations of a group of youths fighting with knives.

A 17-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 29 September) and pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He was released on bail and is next due to appear for sentencing at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 27 October.

Ezekieo Adediji, 18, of Nottingham, has been charged with threatening another with a bladed article and affray. He is set to appear at Nottingham Magistrates today (Thursday 30 September).

Officers were immediately deployed after reports of a fight in the Cliff Road area in the city centre just after 12.50pm on Monday (27 September 2021).

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Within minutes of the call four suspects, aged 18, 18, 18 and 17, were arrested and a machete was recovered.

Detective Sergeant Louise Bradford, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force takes all reports of people suspected to be in possession of weapons on our streets extremely seriously.

“We will always take swift and robust action to protect people from harm and our proactive work to investigate and deter those involved in these sort of distressing incidents is ongoing all year round as is our work to continue to drive down knife crime and violence.

“Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing but we believe it involved people who are known to each other.

“While we quickly made a number of arrests in connection with this incident we are still urging anyone who saw what happened or who may have recorded dashcam or mobile phone footage of the incident to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 326 of 27 September 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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