A man charged and remanded in connection with a stabbing in The Meadows is due to appear in court.
An 18-year-old man is charged with wounding with intent and two counts of possession of cannabis. He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday 26 April 2021).
The wounding charge relates to a report of a man being stabbed in the back of his shoulder with a large knife in the Saffron Gardens area on 6 April 2021. He needed an operation and stitches for his knife wound.
Detective Sergeant Chris Berryman, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As a force we take knife crime incredibly seriously and will always look to take appropriate action against individuals who are believed to have committed offences.
“Just one knife offence can have devastating impacts on so many people which is why Nottinghamshire Police continues to work tirelessly all year round to tackle knife crime, reduce violence and take positive action to keep our communities safe.”
Throughout next week Nottinghamshire Police will be supporting a national week of action on knife crime.
Operation Sceptre is just a snapshot of the continuous work being carried out day in, day out, to combat knife crime in Nottinghamshire by bringing together all aspects of education, engagement and enforcement.
• Original story 24 April – Arrest after suspected stabbing in The Meadows
The force’s proactive approach will include community weapons sweeps, patrols in knife crime hot-spot areas and targeted operations.
Nottinghamshire Police’s dedicated and proactive knife crime and Operation Reacher teams will also be deployed in the city and county and specialist schools and early intervention officers will be continuing their work by engaging and working with children, encouraging young people to live positive knife-free lives.