A man has been arrested after a worshiper was stabbed outside a church following an Easter Sunday service.
The victim, aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital following the incident outside St Stephen’s Church in Sneinton. Nottinghamshirearound 10.50 am on Sunday.
Police they say a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Detective Sergeant Andy Buxton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is an ongoing investigation and we believe it is an isolated incident with no wider risk to the public.
“The victim remains in hospital after suffering stomach injuries and our officers continue to support him as our inquiries continue.
“We understand that an incident like this can cause concern in the community, but I want to personally reassure you that we have a suspect in custody and that we have a team of detectives and officers working hard to understand exactly what happened.”
He urged anyone with information to come forward.
In a Facebook post, a church spokesman described the incident as a “terribly difficult situation”, adding: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.”
A Church of England spokesman added: “It has been a shock to the community. He was stabbed outside the church by someone who had been at the service.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this terrible tragedy.”