Police cordon goes up in Lower Parliament Street after man suffers knife injury

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Police have cordoned off part of Lower Parliament Street after a man suffered a knife injury after reports of a group of people fighting.

Emergency services are currently attending the incident outside Wilko's. Four police cars and one van are at the scene.

One man has suffered injuries which "are not believed to be life threatening" and another male has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The pavement and part of the road have been cordoned by officers.

Several buses have been delayed due top the incident.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: "A 19-year-old man has been taken to hospital following a disturbance in the city centre.

"Officers were called to reports of a group of people fighting in Old Lenton Street at around 4.35pm today (Thursday 7 December) but they dispersed when officers arrived.

"The injured man was later found with what appeared to be a knife injury to his hand in Lower Parliament Street, at the junction with George Street. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

"A male has been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that may be helpful to the investigation is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 568 of 7 December 2017.

James Snowdon, 37, of West Bridgford, said: "I was coming from West Bridgford. As I got off the bus, there was police tape outside Wilko's and all the way along the street. The bus stopped and I was ushered away. I got off the bus and was not expecting that."

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