Neighbours' shock as teen is stabbed at West Bridgford house party
A WEST Bridgford party ended in horror when a 17-year-old boy was stabbed.
Police were called to a house in Edward Road at about 12.05am yesterday following reports of a disturbance.
There were also reports of gatecrashers at the event.
The property remained cordoned off for most of yesterday – along with Bridgford Park and a car park in Albert Road.
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The boy was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre, where he remains in a stable condition.
Jo Gordon, 48, lives two doors down from the house where the incident happened.
She was in the garden with her brother and sister-in-law John and Teri Renner when they became aware that the party was getting out of hand.
They then noticed a couple in the next-door garden, which neighbours the house where the party was, who asked them to call the police because someone has been stabbed.
Mrs Gordon called the police while Mr Renner went outside to see what was happening.
"We could hear a commotion going on in the backyard and we saw a group of boys down the path and they said the same thing, that someone had been stabbed," said Mr Renner, 59 who is visiting from Kansas City, America.
"What the neighbours said was that the people at the party were having a good time and then a group of boys jumped over the fence.
"We were still standing outside when they brought the boy out to the ambulance on a stretcher and I saw a bandage on his leg and blood was seeping through the bandage."
Yesterday morning forensics officers in white suits were still examining the scene.
Police officers were on guard at Bridgford Park's main entrance and the car park.
Officers were also in Edward Road and nearby streets talking to residents.
Mrs Gordon, who called the police, said it is the first time anything like this had happened in the area.
"It's normally really quiet so it's a bit of a shock," she said. "It's a family who live in the house and the older boy is staying there while the rest have gone away.
"We knew he was having a party but then it just got louder and louder and we heard glass smashing and yelling.
"Before that everyone appeared to be just having a good time.
"It was kind of a shame because he's had people round and there's never been any trouble before."
An 18-year-old man and three teenagers, aged 14, 15 and 16, were arrested in connection with the incident. They were interviewed by officers yesterday and have been released on police bail.