Derbyshire Police officers have made a further arrest after a disturbance last weekend which resulted in a teenager being stabbed.
The incident happened on Springfield Park between Long Eaton and Sandiacre last Saturday, February 3, when a pre-arranged fight involving a group of people aged 13-17 left a 15-year-old boy with minor injuries.
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.”
He added: “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. It 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 investigation into the events last weekend continues. If you have any information about this incident 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.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.