Man ‘robbed and punched in face’ in Nottingham city centre attack

A man reportedly had his bag stolen and was punched in the face in a late night attack in Nottingham city centre. Police were called to Pelham Street at around 10.50pm on Saturday, March 26, after receiving reports of a robbery.

The bag was located nearby. A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of a bladed article in a public place, in connection with the investigation. He remains in police custody as enquiries continue.

Detective Sergeant Alana Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an unprovoked assault on a victim which will undoubtedly have left him shaken. Thankfully the victim was not seriously injured.

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“Thanks to the quick work by officers and the victim reporting it so quickly we were able to act fast and arrest a suspect in relation to this incident and make a further arrest after finding a weapon. This type of behaviour will never be tolerated, and as we have shown with this incident we will always take robust action and act quickly to apprehend anyone found to be breaking the law.” Anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed the incident, is asked to call 101, quoting incident 789 of March 26.