UPDATE: Police Investigate Separate Stabbings In Nottingham

24 October 2018, 16:15

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Police in Nottingham are investigating after two separate stabbings in the city in the space of less than six hours.

A 21-year-old man remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being attacked in broad daylight in North Sherwood Street at around 2pm on Tuesday 23 October. 

Three men - aged 18,20 and 21 have now been arrested and are in police custody.

Detectives closed off Ossington Close, just off North Sherwood Street, and also seized a black vehicle thought to have been involved. 

Extra police patrols are in place in the area.

Inspector Anwar Ahmed is leading the investigation. He spoke at the scene last night: 

Four people have now been arrested in connection with a second stabbing in nearby Burns Street, Arboretum, at around 7.30pm.

A man was found with stab wounds and taken to hospital though it's not thought his injuries are serious. Another man was hurt in the assault. 

Police have recovered a knife and say they are trying to work out what happened but aren't looking for anyone else.

Detective Inspector Ed Cook said: "It’s understandable that residents might feel concerned with seeing police cordons and forensics vans in your neighbourhood, but we have a team working 24-hours to ensure that those responsible are brought in as soon possible.

"Although this attack (in North Sherwood Street) happened in close proximity to yesterday’s murder in Forest Fields and a separate assault in the Arboretum area, we are satisfied that none of the incidents are connected to each other and arrests have been made in connection with each of them."

In the Forest Fields investigation - officers have been given more time to question three men arrested on suspicion of murder.