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Police make ‘swift arrest’ and increase patrols after reports of stabbing in Arnold town centre


Police have made a quick arrest after reports of a stabbing in Arnold town centre last night (November 11).

Officers said they were called to Bond Street at around 11.20pm after a 19-year-old man was reported to have suffered a stab wound to his arm.

Within minutes of the call, officers were at the scene and recovered a knife believed to be linked to the investigation.

Moments later, an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He remains in police custody for questioning.

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Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Knife crime has a devastating impact on our communities and as a force we take all reports of incidents involving knives very seriously.

“Our officers did a fantastic job to locate and arrest a man in connection with the report so quickly and we are now working to establish the circumstances of the incident.“Luckily, the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening or life-altering, however, they require surgery to treat the wound to their arm.

Police on patrol earlier today in Arnold town centre (PHOTO: Notts Police)
PICTURED: Bond Street in Arnold

“We do believe that this was an isolated incident where the victim and suspect are known to one another. There is not thought to be any further risk to the pubic.

“I am now appealing to anyone who may have seen something to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Inspector Chris Pearson, the neighbourhood policing Inspector for Gedling, has reassured residents that the force is doing everything it can in the area to tackle a string of incidents in Arnold.

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Inspector Pearson said: “We are aware of a number of incidents in Arnold over the last few weeks where a group of individuals have targeted one another in assaults.

“This is unacceptable and we are working closely with our partners to address this issue. The individuals involved are all known to one another and while we do not believe that there is a risk to the wider public, I want residents to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that these incidents stop.

“We have upped patrols in the area for reassurance and I would urge anyone who has any concerns to report them to us as soon as possible.

“We are here for you and will act on information that you give to us. Everything we do is driven by the goal to make our communities a safe place to work and live.

”If you have any information, witnessed the incident or have any footage that could aid detectives in their investigation, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 739 of 11 November 2020.

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