Detective reveals search is being ramped up around Notts after serious assault in Mapperley

 Detective reveals search is being ramped up around Notts after serious assault in Mapperley
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Police officers say they are continuing with their search to find a man named Joseph Chattaway following a serious assault in Mapperley

Officers are asking for the public’s help to track down the man as they believe he still may be in the Nottinghamshire area.

There has been an increased police presence in the area since Wednesday’s incident.

Police were called to Pilkington Road at around 2pm after a man and a woman were reported to have been assaulted.

They were taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries, the man remains in a critical condition, the woman’s condition is thought to be stable and her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

PICTURED: Joseph Chattaway

Detective Inspector Parminder Dhillon (pictured, above) is leading the investigation into the assault.

He said: “We are keen to speak to Joseph Chattaway in connection with the incident.

“We believe that he has information that could help us with our enquiries.

“We are calling on residents for their help. They have been hugely supportive so far this week, but we urge them to continue to call in with any information.

“The force is now putting considerable resource into finding.

“If you recognise him whilst you are out and about this weekend, then please do not approach him, but ring 999 immediately.”

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I understand resident’s concerns as this was a shocking incident and as such, we have made sure that officers have been in the area both for reassurance and to address any worries the community may have.

“There will be officers patrolling the area this weekend and I would urge anyone in the area with any concerns to speak with them or call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

“The incident was an isolated one with all parties involved known to each other and detectives are working around the clock to establish the circumstances.”

If you have any information on the incident, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 330 of 5 August 2020.

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