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Extra police patrols in Stapleford area this weekend

February 9, 2018
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Police will be carrying out extra patrols in the Stapleford area and enforcing a dispersal order this weekend following a disturbance on a local park last weekend.

Our officers assisted colleagues from Derbyshire Police who attended a disturbance involving a large group of youths on Hicklings Lane Recreation Ground last Saturday (3 February 2018).

It followed an incident which happened between the Long Eaton and Sandiacre areas of Derbyshire last Saturday when a pre-arranged fight involving a group of 13-17-year-olds resulted in a 15-year-old boy receiving minor stab wounds.

Shortly after the incident a 17-year-old boy from Nottingham was arrested and is now on police bail with a condition not to enter Derbyshire.

The officers investigating the incident have now arrested a 14-year-old girl from Stapleford on suspicion of possessing a bladed article. She has been interviewed and released under investigation.

Chief Inspector Phil Davies, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "There was a large gathering of youths in Stapleford last weekend following the incident in Derbyshire.

"The youths were spoken to as part of an ongoing Derbyshire Police investigation.

"We'd like to reassure local residents that we're committed to tackling anti-social behaviour in the Stapleford area and, working with partners, we will do everything within our powers to take action including targeting and arresting offenders.

"As well as increasing our patrols in the area this weekend our officers will also be using powers to disperse anyone in the area who they feel is likely to cause crime or disorder. Any non-compliance will lead to arrest."

Full details of the Stapleford dispersal order are included in the image.

The increased police presence in Stapleford comes as Nottinghamshire Police prepares to support Operation Sceptre, a national campaign on knife crime next week (12-18 February). 

#LivesNotKnives #OperationSceptre

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