Police arrest teen after 15-year-old stabbed in Sandiacre park fight

A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital with stab wounds at the weekend following what police say was a pre-arranged fight in Springfield Park, Sandiacre.
A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital with stab wounds at the weekend following what police say was a pre-arranged fight in Springfield Park, Sandiacre.

Derbyshire Police have moved to reassure Sandiacre residents of their safety after a teenage boy was assaulted at the weekend.

Officers from Erewash Safer Neighbourhood teams were called to Springfield Park on Hollingworth Avenue, between 5pm and 6pm on Saturday, February 3, after a report of youths fighting.

A 15-year-old boy was found to have received minor stab wounds, taken to hospital and is now at home recovering.

Sergeant Rich Price, who is currently in charge of neighbourhood policing for the area, said: “The incident is under investigation, however we are confident that this was a one off, prearranged fight between a group of people aged 13-17.

“We have already arrested a 17-year-old man from Nottingham, who has been interviewed and is now on police bail with conditions not to enter Derbyshire. The investigation continues and we fully expect further arrests to be made.”

He added: “Our officers will be in the area this week on high-visibility patrols and I would ask that if anyone has any information about what happened on Saturday evening that they stop and have a chat with them.

“In addition to this, there will be some additional intelligence-led patrols in the area this coming weekend, where officers will have extra powers to disperse anyone they suspect are there to cause disorder.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Detective Constable Hayley Jones, the investigating officer, by calling 101 and quoting reference number 18000055052.

Alternatively, send her a message online via www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

To make an anonymous report, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.