A father-of-two who runs a shop in Basford has spoken of the moment a young boy collapsed in the road after he was stabbed.
Nayan Lad was standing outside his shop, Sonia’s Off Licence and General Store in Park Lane, when he says an “altercation” started in a nearby park on the evening of Friday, October 23.
He told Nottinghamshire Live the altercation spilled out into the road, where the boy was subsequently stabbed just before 8.30pm.
Nottinghamshire Police attended shortly afterwards and an extensive cordon remained in place until Saturday afternoon while investigations took place.
Mr Lad, who moved from Sneinton around four years ago, said: “It started in the park and it ended up on the bridge.
“I was standing outside my shop. He collapsed in the road. All his friends left him but it did not take long for the police to come.
“It’s not good, especially so close to home. I have two kids.
“Hopefully he will be alright. It is not good, youths carrying knives. It makes people wary to go outside.
“If someone does not like the way you are walking on the other side of the road, you could get caught up in it.”
Nottinghamshire Police says the victim was just 15 years old.
He was taken to hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Sarvjeet Shergill, 41, said: “It is a bit scary.
“It’s right on our doorstep. We moved here in 2006, it was alright before. It does make me feel uneasy.”
Another resident, who asked to remain anonymous, added: “I’ve been asking for the entrance [to the park] to be locked up for a long time.
“It is all over Nottingham. They keep connecting all these estates with these little alleyways. They need to stop doing that.
“This morning I came out and saw the police and I found out what happened online. It is shocking.”
No arrests have been made as of yet and the police is appealing for information.
Inspector Craig Nolan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our officers were quickly on the scene of this incident and our now conducting their enquiries to make sure that we find those responsible as quickly as possible.
“I understand that any incident which potentially involves a knife can be very concerning for the community, which is why there is a large police presence in the area and we are working hard to establish what has happened.
“Anyone with information which could help the investigation should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 711 of 23 October 2020.”