Residents 'stuck' in homes after 17-year-old left with 'multiple injuries' in knife attack

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A teenager remains in a serious condition after receiving 'multiple injuries' following a stabbing on a residential street - the third attack in the city in as many days.

Shocked residents described how a large part of Stock Well in Bulwell was cordoned off after a 17-year-old boy was raced to hospital with stab wounds following an attack by a group of males.

The incident happened on Tuesday (February 13) , at around 7.30pm. A large cordon was still in place manned by police cars today (February 14).

Some residents described the area as deteriorating with regular reports of young males fighting as well as drug deals taking place in the adjacent alleyways.

The police cordon in Stock Well, Bulwell

It is the third attack of its kind in the city in as many days. A man was stabbed in the face on Sunday morning (February 11) at TST Tyres in Hartley Road, Radford.

It left the 35-year-old garage worker with stitches to his face and a hole in his gums .

And then on Monday (February 12) a man was taken to hospital after he was stabbed at 3.30pm in Dentdale Drive, Wollaton .

And yesterday evening (Tuesday, February 13), the 17-year man became the latest victim, this time in Bulwell.

No arrests have been made on any of the incidents.

The police cordon in Stock Well, Bulwell

Detective Superintendent Simon Firth, who is the new lead for knife crime, told the Post: "We are facing a culture where people feel that it is justified to carry a knife and settle indifferences. Only one of these attacks was random on a member of the public (Hartley Road).

"The majority of the cases they would appear to know each other and have had a disagreement already and made a decision to use a knife in a violent attack.

"Yes, it is unusual and unsettling to have three serious knife incidents one after the other, but if you are a member of the public going about your everyday life you are not going to get injured in a knife incident in the city.

"No arrests have been made on the three incidents but the investigations are at an early stage and are ongoing."

Residents at Stock Well in Bulwell said they saw 'flashing police sirens' just after 7pm last night.

Nelly Bennett, of Aspley, was at her sister's home in Stock Well when the emergency services arrived at the scene.

The 34-year-old said: "We were making pancakes at my sister's with the kids. The kids said police cars were outside.

"We looked outside. There were lots of them. There were paramedics in the garden next-door. They were saying 'he's got multiple stab wounds'.

"He was outside for a good 10 minutes. I didn't see him get stabbed. He'd gone next door and asked for help. He didn't live there."

The police cordon in Stock Well, Bulwell

Sajeela Zaheer, 33, a mum-of-three who has lived in the area for six years, said: "This area is not very safe to live in. We get teenagers fighting all of the time. There is also a drug problem here, with people selling drugs.

The police cordon in Stock Well, Bulwell

"Day by day it's getting worse. The police are around here all of the time. We're not going out anymore. We just go shopping and come home. We are just stuck in our own home."

One 83-year-old woman, who did not wish to be named, has lived in the area for 40 years.

She said it used to a "lovely area" but over the years it has got "much worse".

Police cordon off part of Stock Well, Bulwell

She said: "When I first came here it was lovely, it was like being on your holiday, because it was quiet. It was all elderly people but they are starting to put younger people in these flats and it has got rougher.

"You can smell drugs when you are out in the yard and there is always teenagers fighting. It has got much worse."

A statement released by Nottinghamshire Police said: "Officers are investigating after a 17-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in a stabbing.

"He remains in a serious condition in hospital following the incident in Stock Well, Bulwell , at around 7.30pm yesterday (February 13).

"The boy suffered a number of injuries after being attacked by a group of males."

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