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Sunday, 24 January 2021

Woman in intensive care after neighbours hear ‘screams of pain’ at Notts address

The woman has suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

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A woman has been hospitalised following a serious violent assault by a man.

Officers were called to a house in Retford last night following a call from neighbours who heard a woman screaming in pain.

The woman has suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

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Detective Inspector Stuart Temple is leading the investigation. He said: “I understand how concerning an incident like this can be for the community.

“A woman has suffered serious and extensive injuries to her face following a nasty incident.  She remains in intensive care in hospital.

“Officers were quickly at the house in Tunnel Road in Retford following a call at around 11.50pm on Tuesday night and found the victim inside.

“We were able to arrest a 30-year-old man on suspicion of GBH and aggravated burglary. He remains in police custody.

“Following our enquiries, we believe the people involved are known to each other and we believe this is an isolated incident, with no danger to the rest of the community.

“The police helicopter also assisted officers on the ground with an area search.

“A scene remains at the place today, with a large police presence in the area as we work to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“Officers will be in and around the area talking to local residents and offering community reassurance.

“This must have been a terrifying experience for the victim and those in the area at the time.

“If anyone has any information or as any concerns please speak to one of our officers.

“I would urge anyone who saw the incident to come forward and help us with our enquiries.

“Anyone who has information please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 793 of 24 November 2020.”