Shocked residents describe seeing 17-year-old stabbing victim lying across tram tracks

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Shocked residents have described the moment they saw a 17-year-old boy who had been stabbed lying across the tram tracks outside their homes.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Gregory Street tram stop in Lenton at around 8.25pm yesterday (Wednesday, September 6).

The teenager was rushed to Queen’s Medical Centre with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening. Blood stains could still be seen at the tram stop this morning.

Full-time mum Simone Harrison, 20, who has lived across the road from the tram stop since February, said she was made aware of the incident after hearing the ambulance arrive.

She told the Post: "A man was lying on the tram tracks and the ambulance took him away on a stretcher.

"The police arrived about two minutes later and they closed one side of the tram track off. Then, some detectives went down the alleyway nearby.

"The ambulance was here for about 20 minutes but the police were here until about 11/11.30pm.

"It is nice around here usually so I was quite shocked. It is my first house and I am living on my own.”

Police and ambulance crews attend stabbing at Gregory Street tram stop last night.

Police and ambulance crews attend stabbing at Gregory Street tram stop last night.

Georgina Neil, 26, who lives in Coleby Avenue, said it has made her think twice about letting her 14-year-old daughter out in the evening.

Her daughter was on her way back from Skateland Nottingham in Prospect Place when the incident happened.

She told the Post: "I think it is quite bad. The time that it happened my daughter was walking back from skating, which is five minutes from the tram stop.

"It is usually a nice and quiet area so when something like this happens it makes you wonder whether you want the kids out.

"There is CCTV directly under the tram stop and they are not bothered about it.

"It is a busy tram stop and a lot of kids would have been in the area coming back from skating".

One 26-year-old mother, who lives across the road from where the incident happened but did not wish to be named, added: "We saw the ambulance turn up and they took a male away.

"I did not see what he looked like because I was feeding my baby. It all happened really quickly. Nothing has ever happened around here and I have lived here for two years".

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Nottinghamshire Police confirmed that a 17-year-old boy was stabbed and are appealing for witnesses.

A police spokesman said: "The incident happened at the Gregory Street tram stop in Lenton at around 8.25pm yesterday (Wednesday, September 6).

"He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre with injuries that are not thought to be life threatening.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious around that time is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 816 of 6 September 2017".