Third arrest after woman stabbed in face in 'terrifying' Kirkby burglary

A third man has been interviewed in connection with an aggravated burglary which saw a woman stabbed in the face in Kirkby.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 9:10 am

In the early hours of March 24 2020, it was reported that a group of men entered a house in Vernon Road and stole a mobile phone.

Officers say a woman was stabbed in the face and suffered minor injuries to her cheek and hand.

Officers interviewed a 21-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated burglary this morning (Sunday, March 21) in Burton-upon-Trent after gathering intelligence as part of their investigation.

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The incident happened on Vernon Road, Kirkby.
The incident happened on Vernon Road, Kirkby.

Detective Sergeant David Prest, of Nottinghamshire Police is leading the investigation into the incident.

He said: "Officers continue to work hard to ensure justice is done for the victim who suffered injuries to her face.

"This incident last year would have undoubtedly been terrifying for the victim and we have worked hard to identify who did this to her.

"Through our enquires we have interviewed another man on suspicion of aggravated burglary, he has since been released under investigation.

"The force takes reports of burglaries and weapon-related offences extremely seriously. Time may pass but we will find those responsible.

"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and I'm pleased that as a result of a lot of hard work we have now been able to interview another person.

"Previously officers had detained two teenage boys aged 17 and 16 and they were released under investigation."

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