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Fears ‘everything is getting worse’ after an attack in The Meadows

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People have been left on edge after an attack in The Meadows. Police were called to a ‘disturbance’ in Traffic Street on Monday (April 25). A man was taken to hospital with minor injuries and three men were arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with the incident.

People in The Meadows spoke of the ‘dreadful’ incident and said they were left feeling wary. Retired resident Rae Dunford, 66, said: “I’ve lived here for 30 odd years and it’s very friendly.

“It seems to be getting bad; that’s dreadful – it’s very sad.” Police enquiries are continuing as officers work to establish the circumstances of what happened.

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Another resident in the area, Abby Roberts, who is 29 and works in recruitment, was worried especially as she goes out with her child. She said: “It really shocks me because everyone has this perception of The Meadows and I’ve been here for three years. It’s worrying because I have a 15-month-old and we will go out walking and to the park.

“It is a worry – but I’ve personally never felt unsafe.” Peter Glozier, who is 35, said things seemed to be getting worse. Mr Glozier said: “I’m very surprised. I know The Meadows has a bad reputation – I moved here two years ago and never heard of any trouble here.



Police in Traffic Street on Monday, April 25
Police in Traffic Street on Monday, April 25

“Yesterday I was at work until five so I would’ve missed the commotion. I think it’s terrible. As I said I know The Meadows has a reputation. With what happened at the weekend and now here I think everything is getting worse.”

He was referring to an entirely separate incident in which father-of-two Ricardo Cotteral, aged 33, died following a stabbing in the city centre shortly before 2am on Sunday, April 24. People in Nottingham have expressed their condolences.

In relation to the incident in The Meadows, police have asked anyone with information to contact the force on 101, quoting incident 518 of April 25. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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