Further arrests made after fight where teen was stabbed

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Police officers in Long Eaton have made a further arrest after a disturbance in the area last weekend.

The incident happened on Springfield Park between Long Eaton and Sandiacre last Saturday, February 3, when a pre-arranged fight involving a group of 13 to 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.

Inspector Jim Thompson, who is in charge of policing in the area, said: “We will not tolerate the type of behaviour we saw last weekend from a group of young people.

“I have additional officers on duty this weekend and authorised them to have additional powers to disperse anyone in the area who they feel is likely to cause crime or disorder, any non-compliance will lead to arrest.

“It is clear that last week’s disturbance involved a group of children aged between 13 and 17 years and so I would also ask parents in the area to take extra steps to ensure they know what their children are doing this weekend.

“The particularly disturbing element of this case is the apparent use of a knife and we would urge that anyone thinking about going out carrying a knife or bladed-article to think twice.

“Carrying a knife or bladed-article is a serious offence and it is so easy for the use of a knife to end in a fatality, the consequences of a young person losing a life is devastating to all concerned.”

The dispersal order will run from tomorrow, Friday, February 9, until Sunday, February 11.

The investigation in to the events last weekend continues and if you have any information about this incident please contact DC Hayley Jones, the investigating officer, on 101 quoting reference number 18000055052.

Alternatively send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of www.derbyshire.police.uk.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org