Police have made three arrests following reports of a knifepoint robbery in Arnold
Officers quickly responded after it was reported an 18-year-old man had been threatened by three people with a knife in Arnot Hill Park at around 9pm yesterday evening (January 31).
They contained the area and blocked off exit points from the park.
Three boys, aged 15, 15 and 16, were soon arrested on suspicion of robbery and a bag containing a kitchen knife was also recovered from the scene.
Chief Inspector Kathryn Craner, Knife Crime Lead at Nottinghamshire Police said this incident is just a snapshot of the force’s ongoing work to tackle knife and weapon enabled violence across the county.
She said: “Clamping down on knife crime is one of our force priorities and over the past two years the force has seen a consistent drop in the number of offences.
“A variety of factors have played a part in this, but our commitment to taking appropriate and proportionate action against offenders has played a key role in ensuring that people understand that carrying knives is not acceptable and that there are consequences.
“Our dedicated Knife Crime Team has also been played a pivotal part. We have officers who are specially trained in identifying and engaging with people who may be likely to be involved in knife crime in some way which allows us to take preventative steps before more serious incidents happen.
“This combined and concerted effort is working and I’d encourage the public to report any intelligence they have about people carrying knives or suspicious incidents to police as soon as possible on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.”