Second person arrested in relation to stabbing of teenager 'in the back'

Google Maps street view screenshot of Willbert Road, Arnold, from centre of street looking down gradient with grey sky and houses left and right
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A second person has been arrested in relation to an incident in Arnold where a boy was stabbed in the back. The incident happened on Willbert Road at around 9.15pm on Friday, June 14.

A boy, aged 14, has been held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in custody after his arrest on Sunday, June 16. It follows the arrest of a 12-year-old boy on Friday, who was released won conditional bail.

The boy who was stabbed, who is aged 17, was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-altering. Detective Inspector James Oakton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We treat all reports involving weapons and violence with the utmost seriousness and a force we continue to work all year round to prevent and drive down knife crime.

"We will always seek to put people who carry knives and use them to cause harm before the courts at the earliest opportunity. The reality is that carrying a knife is a no-win situation. It ruins lives and the consequences can be tragic for everyone involved.

“As we continue to progress with our inquiries, I am urging for any witnesses who may have seen the assault or who has any other information which could assist us with our investigation to please come forward.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 685 of 14 June 2024, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.