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Woman with two knives reportedly tries to stab man in the stomach

A woman has been arrested after a man was scratched in the stomach with a knife.

Police were called to Rose Ash Lane in Bestwood at 12.45pm on Thursday (13 May) following reports of a young woman holding two knives in the street.

When officers arrived, they found a man with blood on his shirt.

The man told officers a woman had tried to stab him but that he escaped with superficial wounds only. He declined hospital treatment.

Following the incident, a 19-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm. She has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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Sergeant Oliver Vale, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Nottinghamshire Police treats knife crime extremely seriously. The force is committed to tackling the issue, both through education and enforcement, and we are absolutely committed to driving down knife crime and serious violence wherever it presents.”

The arrest follows a busy week of proactive operational activity aiming to tackle and reduce knife crime in Nottinghamshire in support of the national Operation Sceptre.

Operation Sceptre, which ended on May 2, was just a snapshot of the ongoing year-round work being carried out to combat knife crime in Nottinghamshire by bringing together all aspects of education, engagement and enforcement.

The force’s activity included community weapons sweeps, patrols in knife crime hot-spot areas and proactive operations.

Nottinghamshire Police’s dedicated and proactive knife crime and Operation Reacher teams were also deployed in the city and county and the force’s specialist schools and early intervention officers have been continuing their work by engaging and working with children, encouraging young people to live positive knife-free lives.

Sgt Vale added: “Our work to tackle knife crime continues all year round. We will continue to highlight the dangers of carrying knives, and other weapons, and the devastating consequences this can have on the lives of young people.

“We need to make it clear that carrying knives on our streets will not be tolerated and we are working hard each and every day, alongside our partners, to tackle this issue and drive down knife crime even further in our communities.

“The public’s continued support is key to helping us to achieve our goal. I’d encourage anyone with information on knife crime in their local community to report their concerns by calling Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.”

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