Police have confirmed a man found with serious injuries in the early hours of this morning (11 November) had been stabbed.
The man was found near the Primark store in Long Row with a puncture wound to his body at around 01.45.
He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he remains in a critical condition.
Detectives are viewing CCTV footage covering the city centre. Forensic examinations and specialist searches have also been carried out in the area.
A cordon, which closed Long Row, from its junction with High Street to where it meets the Council House was lifted at 2pm today.
– Detective Inspector Leigh Sanders, Nottinghamshire Police
“We believe the altercation took place near to where, and not long before, the victim was found. It is also possible that there were a number of people involved.
“There is a man who is gravely ill in hospital today. Do you know who did this to him?
“The area would have been busy at the time of the incident, as people would have been leaving pubs and clubs. Did you see anything that you think might help us with our investigation?
“There are people out there who know who did this and it is only a matter of time before we find out. We suggest they come forward now, before we come knocking.
“If you saw the attack, or know of someone who is behaving suspiciously since last night, please contact us. Your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.”