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Worry in Radford after repeated police call-outs to violent attacks in same area

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Residents in a Nottingham suburb say they are worried after two violent incidents in the past few days. Police were called to Independent Street in Radford at around 4.30pm on Wednesday, June 22 after reports of a group of men fighting in the area.

One man was taken to hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening or life-altering. A second man was later taken to hospital having been injured in the same incident but then fleeing the scene. In an update to the public on Thursday June 23, two men aged 30 and 35 were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and affray.

It comes days after police were called to a stabbing in Forest Recreation Ground on June 17 – one man “sustained a wound” to his chest was taken to hospital for treatment, while another man wounded his hand while trying to stop the attack. A second man who tried to prevent the attack sustained a wound to his hand.

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Farid Wakali, who works at A Star Supermarket on Alfreton Road near the incident on Independent Street, said: “Yes I know about what happened. This is not a good area. There are always some problems, I think some people are not very polite and create some trouble.”

Jamal Moore, 28, who was walking along Alfreton Road, said: “I’m not surprised to hear about it, you get a lot of that sort of stuff around here. I always see drunk people and they cause a lot of problems. I’m not sure what happened last night though.

“It’s always going to be like this here – it’s busy, so you’re going to get trouble.”



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Rudy Goldson, 64, moved to Sneinton from near Forest Recreation Ground around five years ago – he was on his way back after shopping in Asda. Mr Goldson told Nottinghamshire Live: “It’s getting worse, I don’t live here anymore so I can’t speak for it now definitely, but from what I think it is getting worse.

“It’s always been a bit dodgy around here, let’s be honest. You do get a few things happening around here. I’ve been waiting for accommodation for around three years, I live in temporary accommodation in Sneinton at the moment. They keep offering me places around here, but I don’t want to move back. It’s worrying what is going on. In Sneinton, it’s pretty quiet and I’m around ten minutes from town – I have everything I need there.

“If they move a lot of people into the area deliberately, it has a knock-on effect.”

Police are still appealing for anyone with any information on the two incidents to get in touch and assist with their investigation. Detective Sergeant Simon Carter, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “While the investigation is in its early stages, we have made good progress and two men have now been arrested in relation to this incident.

“Violent crime will simply not be tolerated and I would urge anyone with information about this incident, who is yet to speak to officers, to please come forward.”

Speaking on the stabbing on June 17, Detective Constable Michael Love, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a nasty assault that left two people requiring hospital treatment. We are working to understand the circumstances that led up to this attack and would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

“We treat any form of knife crime with the utmost seriousness and are working tirelessly to find the person or people responsible for this attack.”

Anyone with information on the Independent Street incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident 537 of 22 June 2022 – those with any information about the Forest Recreation Ground incident should quote incident 699 of June 17.

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