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Two convicted after man stabbed six times in vicious Nottingham attack

A third attacker then started to attack the victim with a piece of wood and stamped on his head.

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A young boy desperately screamed for help as three men viciously attacked a man on a Radford street.

The victim was stabbed six times during the attack and had to have a kidney removed as a result of his wounds.

He had cycled to the area with a boy before leaving the youngster with their bikes, in Chesil Avenue, as he went to speak to a friend.

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A man then walked towards the boy and the bikes and the victim saw that he was holding a knife.

After speaking to the man, the victim was suddenly stabbed to his lower back.

A scuffle ensued but as the victim tried to protect himself he was stabbed again.

He tried to get away and managed to get a short distance up the road before he was stabbed for a third time before falling to the floor.

While he was on the floor he was attacked by a second man who stabbed him in the arm and back.

A third attacker then started to attack the victim with a piece of wood and stamped on his head.

The attackers eventually ran away from the area, one of them having stolen the boy’s bike.

The victim managed to make his way into an address in Chesil Avenue where he collapsed and waited for emergency services to arrive.

The terrifying incident unfolded on the night of 24 February 2020.

Soon after, following CCTV enquiries, police recovered one of the knives which was used from the roof of a restaurant in Wollaton Road.

Today, following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court, 20-year-old Connor Morris, of HMP Nottingham, was found guilty of wounding with intent and robbery.

One of the other attackers, 21-year-old Brennan McGinley, of HMP Manchester, had previously pleaded guilty to charges of wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

Both men have been remanded in custody and will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on 13 November 2020.

Police Constable Chelsea Levers, who led the investigation, said: “This was a truly shocking and violent incident which was witnessed by a terrified young boy.

“It’s something that should never have happened and it’s extremely fortunate that that the victim’s injuries were not fatal.

“Emergency services were swift to respond to this horrific incident and the thorough investigation Nottinghamshire Police carried out into this attack and subsequent convictions secured shows the lengths we will go to in order to bring violent offenders to justice.

“Nottinghamshire Police is committed to tackling knife crime, both through education and enforcement, and will investigate all reports thoroughly.

“The force takes a robust, proactive and zero tolerance approach to knife crime and will take action against anyone who carries or uses a knife.

“This appalling incident also highlights the importance of the societal need to ensure that carrying knives never becomes acceptable.

“We will not tolerate people carrying knives in Nottinghamshire. We urge parents and carers to talk to their children about the dangers of carrying knives and the terrible impact that knife crime can have on them, their friends, their family and their community.

“Anyone who knows of someone who carries a knife has a chance to prevent tragedies like this by reporting their concerns.”

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