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Man arrested following pub incident

October 18, 2020
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A 32-year-old man is in custody after a report that a man had attacked a woman and was throwing glass at anyone who tried to intervene.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police attended The Blue Bell, Mansfield Road Sutton-in-Ashfield shortly after 7.10pm yesterday (Saturday 17 October) and evacuated the pub.

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray, kidnap, criminal damage, assault and actual bodily harm and remains in custody.

A man was treated by ambulance crews for a laceration to his forearm and a woman was taken to hospital with wrist and head injuries.

Detective Inspector Kaz Smithson said: "This was an alarming situation for these pub goers last night who were caught up in a violent incident.

"We evacuated the pub as a safety measure and to enable us to talk calmly to the man reported to be involved.

"Thankfully it was brought to a conclusion quickly and without more people suffering injuries.

"The investigation remains ongoing and we'll continue to carry out our enquiries today."

If anyone saw or heard anything in relation to this incident, please call 101 quoting incident 650 of 17 October. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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