Police search park after victim taken to hospital
POLICE were combing Bramcote Hills Park yesterday after a ‘targeted attack’ on a 43-year-old man in the early hours of the morning.
The man was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre where he is being treated for serious injuries from the assault which took place around 2.30am.
Two men were arrested yesterday in connection with the incident, one aged 36 and the other 44, and a section of the park was cordoned off while officers searched the area.
The police cordon, which covered part of the park and woods near the edge of the car park, was close to a fun fair which was taking place at the park over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Carrie Hallam, 30, who lives opposite the park in Coventry Lane, said she hadn’t heard any noise in the early hours of the morning.
She said: “We didn’t hear anything last night – I didn’t even know the police were there. I’m surprised that something like this has happened on the park, it is normally fine.”
But Jane Cawkwell who also lives in Coventry Lane said she thought the park was a place for troublemakers.
She said: “There’s always something going off there.”Usually it is loud music from car radios, or girls squealing or banging doors. It is worse in the summer holidays.”She added she had seen the cordon in the park yesterday morning when she was walking her dog.”I saw the cordon but didn’t think much of it. I don’t know what’s gone off this time.”
A young man working at the fun fair, who didn’t want to be named, said he had heard a fight had occurred in the early hours of the morning.”From what I know there was a scrap up there sometime between 2am and 5am in the morning, but that’s all I’ve heard”
Another woman, 54, who was at the park yesterday afternoon said she had seen what she thought were forensic officers at the scene.
She said: “I don’t know what has happened, but the police have been here since we got here about 2pm.”There were some plain clothes officers earlier who looked like they might be forensics, with a brief case.”Then the police helicopter was buzzing around over head, flying quite low over the woods.”
A spokesperson for Notts police said: “Detectives are investigating after a man was assaulted in the early hours of this morning in Bramcote Hills park.”We believe this was a targeted attack but have increased patrols in the area to reassure members of the public.”
If you were in the area at the time or have any information please call us on 101 quoting incident number 119 of August 26 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”