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Neighbours ‘terrified’ as major police cordon set up after officer stabbed

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People living on a street where a police officer was stabbed in the buttock said they have been left “absolutely shocked” and terrified after the incident. The officer was stabbed while out on duty in North Sherwood Street in the city centre at 11pm on Monday, April 25.

Two men who appeared to be smoking cannabis had been stopped by the officers who carried out a stop and search – however, one man resisted arrest and an officer was stabbed in the buttock, according to Nottinghamshire Police. Three people have been arrested after the incident – police say one man reportedly ran off and discarded a knife but was detained. A knife was also recovered, according to the force.

As of Tuesday morning [April 26], police had cordoned off a section of North Sherwood Street while their investigations were being carried out – with forensics also spotted at the scene. The officer was taken to hospital for surgery and he remains in a stable condition.

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Saul Bloomfield, 22, who has lived on North Sherwood Street for the past year, said: “I was at my girlfriend’s last night so I saw all the police this morning. I walked down the road and saw everything that was going on. There are police cars going up and down this road now and again, but usually you get trouble on Mansfield Road – not so much here.”

Another resident, who lives nearby but wished to remain anonymous, said: “It’s shocking – absolutely shocking. I can’t believe what’s happened. I was asleep and I woke up, looked out of my window and saw all the flashing lights. I didn’t learn about what happened until this morning.

“It’s terrifying to think about, definitely. Police are trying to protect people. There has been loads of them here ever since it happened and they have cordoned off quite a lot of the road I think.”

Meanwhile, Aidan Holborn, who lives on nearby Newstead Grove, told Nottinghamshire Live: “I heard about it from my housemates as I was at the library last night, but they were in. They just had a look out the window and could see all the police, they cordoned off the whole road. It’s the first time I’ve seen something like this since I’ve lived here.”



The road was taped off to the public
The road was taped off to the public

Along with a suspect who reportedly ran from police, an 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent in connection with the incident. A 19-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis. Police say they believe this to be a “self-contained” and “spontaneous” incident – they are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch.

Inspector Simon Allen, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Assaults on police officers carrying out their duty to keep the people of Nottinghamshire safe are treated with the utmost seriousness – particularly when weapons are involved.

“Thankfully the officer injured in the incident was not seriously hurt but any time a knife is used it has the potential to cause serious consequences. That is why this force is committed to stamping out knife crime and why we urge anyone who has information about people who carry knives to come forward so we can take action.

“This is believed to be a self-contained, spontaneous incident resulting in three people being arrested and weapons being recovered thanks to excellent policing to minimise the risk to public safety. Inquiries are continuing and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, or has video footage in the area, to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 858 of 25 April 2022.”

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