Shock after teenager stabbed in Arnold
SHOPWORKERS in Arnold have spoken of their shock after a teenager was stabbed in daylight.
An 18-year-old was taken to QMC after being stabbed at the back of a Chinese takeaway in Front Street.
The 18-year-old was stabbed at about 6.20pm
It happened on Sunday at about 6.20pm following reports of an altercation between a group of youths.
The teenager, from Arnold, was treated by paramedics before being taken to the Queen's Medical Centre, where he remained yesterday with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Mum-of-two Sarah Hopcroft, 34, from Arnold, who works in Front Street at a launderette, said: "It is shocking. It is very worrying. Front Street is normally OK.
"My children go out but not late at night. To think this is what they might grow up into, it makes you worry."
Mum-of-two Carole Bishop, 47, from Sherwood, who works at a charity shop in Front Street, said: "We know that knife crime is on the up but when it is on your doorstep it makes it even more shocking."
Peter Bryan, of Arnold Killisick Residents' Association, said: "If it proves that there are people in Arnold carrying knives then it would be a worrying factor. We need to find out more about what's happened."
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information about who was involved, to contact DC Alan Oxley at West Bridgford CID on 0300 300 9999 ext 6134. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.