Thursday, 1 September 2011

DOUBLE STABBING IN LONG EATON


Police are re-appealing for information after a father and son suffered stab wounds during an incident in Long Eaton. Police were called to Waverley Street shortly after 5am on Saturday, August 20th, after reports that two people had been injured following a disturbance in the street opposite Tesco.
Witnesses reported seeing a group of men leave the scene in a black car. A 45-year-old man and his 16-year-old son were taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment. Part of Waverley Street was cordoned off for most of Saturday and the Tesco filling station was closed.
Oxford Street was also cordoned off. It is believed the father tried to get back to his flat but collapsed in the street. A neighbour on Oxford Street said that they had heard a disturbance outside around 4am that morning.
The teenager, who suffered two wounds to his body, was released on Sunday afternoon. His father, who received nine stab wounds to his legs and body, was still in hospital on Tuesday evening and remained in a critical but stable condition. Police have been studying CCTV footage in the area, conducting house-to-house inquiries and taking statements from witnesses.
Detectives say several witnesses have come forward but they are appealing for anyone who has information, but who has yet to speak to police, to call 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.