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Reports woman attacked with a knife in Nottingham’s Old Market Square

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A woman was left with a lump to her head over reports of an attack in the city centre. It comes after police officers were called to Old Market Square in Nottingham to reports that a person had been hit on the head with the handle of a knife.

At least two police cars and a van could be seen in the city centre at around 1.30pm on Monday, April 4. A man was arrested and a knife was seized in connection with the incident.

Josh Gittins, aged 23, of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (April 5) charged with assault by beating and possession of a knife in a public place. He was remanded in police custody and is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on May 10.

READ MORE: Inquest opens into death of Nathaniel Bierley, who died after incident in city centre

Chief Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force takes all reports of weapon-enabled violence extremely seriously and will take robust action against anyone involved in this type of disorder. Nottinghamshire Police remains totally committed to driving down knife crime and removing dangerous weapons from our streets.

“We continue to work hard all year round, alongside partners and our communities, to tackle this issue and reduce violence. The consequences of carrying a knife can be devastating which is why Nottinghamshire Police continues to work tirelessly every day to combat knife crime as well as focusing on preventative work, including educating people about the consequences of carrying a knife and encouraging them to make positive life choices.”

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