Police say violent city centre attacks are not connected

Officers cordoned off Ossington Close, off North Sherwood, after the stabbing.

Notts Police have been trying to reassure people living in Nottingham city centre after three violent street incidents in less than 24 hours.

Officers say none of the three incidents are connected and arrests have been made in each case.

In the latest incident on Tuesday night, a man and woman were injured in an assault on Burns Street, the Aroboretum at around 7.30pm. Three men and a woman have since been arrested on suspicion of affray.

Earlier in the day at 2pm, and half a mile away on Ossington Close, a 21-year-old man suffered a life-threatening stab wound to his leg. He remains in hospital in a life-threatening condition. An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

This came after the death of a man at the Forest Rec park and ride, at around 2am. Police say he died after being hit by a vehicle. Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Speaking after the third incident on Burns Street, Detective Inspector Chanelle Whitney said: “We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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

Police are yet to name the man who died in the park and ride incident. Officers closed the car park for several hours after the incident while forensics teams examined the scene.

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