Video: The cordon on Goose Gate in Hockley
Police cordoned off Hockley in Nottingham after three men were stabbed in a fight.
The cordon is in place on Goose Gate between Heathcoat Street and Brightmoor Street.
Notts Police have said they were called to reports of a disturbance at 3.20am this morning (Friday June 16).
When officers arrived, they found three men with leg injuries thought to have been inflicted with a knife.
Two 23-year-old men and a 21-year-old man were taken to the QMC with injuries not believed to be life threatening.
A police investigation has been launched and inquiries are ongoing.
One witness said they saw a fight involving a number of people and one man being stabbed.
A number of bars are behind the cordon, including Baa Bar, Bar Eleven and Market Bar as well as businesses such as an Oxfam charity shop and Quarter Barbers, some of which were not able to open as normal on Friday morning (June 16).
Jamie Taylor, who works at Quarter Barbers, said: “I’m meant to start at 10 but can’t get in until the police say so, so my business is being affected.”
Kevin Hartley, who runs Hartley’s Coffee and Sandwich Bar on Broad Street opposite the cordon, said: “There is a large police presence here.
“There are forensic investigators here so I think it could be something serious.
“When you normally see the tape up, it’s just the police stopping people going through and there’s normally people going.
“I came in at about 6.45am this morning and it was up so I think something happened in the early hours of this morning as there’s a lot of activity.”
Residents have also been affected by the cordon.
Olly Harper, 22, lives above the Oxfam shop in Hockley and said: “I walked out my flat and the council normally do a good job of clearing up.
“There’s mess everywhere, and I looked to the left and saw police car and tape and thought, great I’ve got to walk the long way to work.
“I then looked right and saw another police car and take and then realised I’m in the middle of a crime scene.
“At that moment the policeman barked at me to come over and he asked my name, where I lived, my phone number and I had to sign a sheet of paper to say I was in a crime scene, that was a first, and then I got on my way.”
If you have any information, you are asked to call Notts Police on 101 quoting incident number 72 of June 16.