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Nottinghamshire worshipper stabbed outside church on Easter Sunday

by Kelly Valencia

A congregation in Nottinghamshire was shocked after a worshipper was stabbed outside just moments after attending an Easter Sunday service.

The victim was allegedly followed outside by a fellow Saint Stephen's Church member in Nottinghamshire, where the attack occurred.

The stabbing caused severe injuries to the victim's abdomen, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

It is claimed that the 20-year-old suspect had been to the church a few times before, and the victim was a regular member, according to The Telegraph.

DCI Mark Dickson of Nottinghamshire Police said: "Officers were called to Dale Street, Sneinton on April 9 following reports of a serious assault.

"Police arrested a 20-year-old man shortly after the incident on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and he remains in custody.

"An investigation has since been launched to establish what happened and, despite the large police presence in the area, I'd like to reassure the public that there is no wider threat to the community."

A statement on the church's website said: "Dear friends, after a wonderful Easter service today very sadly a member of our congregation was attacked. [The victim] is currently in hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this terribly challenging situation."

Police is appealing for witnesses.

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