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Apology to man after incident in Eastwood

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Police have apologised after there was a delay in taking a statement from a victim of knife crime in Eastwood.

Officers were called Lydia Gardens at around 8.45pm on Friday after receiving reports of a fight.

A 31-year-old was arrested on suspicion of affray this morning.

Superintendent Ian Roberts, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "We sincerely apologise to the victim of this offence for the delay in taking a statement from him.

"Knife crime is taken seriously and is a force priority. In this case we have not taken the appropriate action and we are now working with the victim to ensure he receives the service we would expect.

"We are carrying out a number of enquiries including speaking to potential witnesses and locating CCTV.

"It is an isolated incident - however we will be carrying out reassurance patrols in the area."