Nottingham

Stabbing on anniversary of Danielle Beccan murder

Danielle Beccan Image copyright Police handout
Image caption Danielle Beccan, 14, was shot in St Ann's on 9 October 2004

A teenager was stabbed in Nottingham just hours after the mother of murdered 14-year-old Danielle Beccan said violent crime still needs tackling.

Danielle was shot in the St Ann's area on 9 October 2004, and her mother Paula Platt was speaking at a memorial event held 10 years to the day.

The event ended at 22:00 BST and an 18-year-old man was stabbed nearby, around St Ann's Well Road, at about 22:30.

Police say he is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

'Still a lot of conflict'

Speaking before the stabbing, Danielle's mother told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I hope her death wasn't in vain, and I hope her legacy lives on in that in years to come we can refer back to what happened as a community, and try and still carry on working with young people to ensure that violent crime is significantly reduced.

"It's not necessarily about gun crime as much any more, but there's still a lot of knife crime, there's still a lot of conflict that needs to be resolved."

Image caption The 18-year-old man was stabbed near to where the Danielle Beccan memorial event was held
Image caption A police cordon has been put around the St Ann's Valley Centre

Police have appealed for witnesses to the stabbing.

A statement said: "Following a suspected fight between a group of men an 18-year-old man was stabbed.

"He was taken to Queen's Medical Centre where he remains in a serious but stable condition."

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Image caption Flowers were placed near where Danielle Beccan was shot in 2004

Danielle was shot in St Ann's on 9 October 2004, as she walked home from the Goose Fair.

Two men were jailed for her murder in 2005.

Her memorial event was at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre, on Robin Hood Chase, from 18:00 to 22:00 on Thursday.

The stabbing happened nearby, and police have put a cordon around the St Ann's Valley Centre.

Image caption Paula Platt said there is "still a lot of conflict" 10 years after her daughter's death

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