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Teenager convicted of murder following Mansfield stabbing

Jonathan Treadgold Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A teenager has been found guilty of murder following the stabbing of a man inside a house in Mansfield in Nottinghamshire last year.

18-year-old Jonathan Treadgold was convicted of the murder of teenager Liam Gray following a 10-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

CCTV footage showed Liam’s and Treadgold’s movements before the stabbing.

Paramedics treated Liam before he was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre where he died a short time later from a single stab wound to his chest.

Liam’s grandfather, who witnessed the assault, provided first aid as he desperately tried to save him.

Nottinghamshire Police have released harrowing audio footage of the 999 call made by Liam’s grandfather after his grandson had been stabbed by Treadgold.

Liam Gray Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Liam’s family and friends for their loss.

"This tragic case is a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of knife crime.

"While we’ve seen a significant decrease in knife crime in Nottinghamshire, bucking the national trend, Nottinghamshire Police remains committed to tackling this serious issue and bringing knife crime offenders to justice.

"However, enforcement is only one side of the efforts that go into trying to reduce knife crime. It takes offenders off the streets in the short term but doesn't fully address the underlying factors that have led to that person picking up a knife.

"Knife crime is a national societal issue and to achieve a long term reduction we continue to work with partners and the community to help educate young people and stop them picking up a knife in the first place."

– Assistant Chief Constable Kate Meynell, of Nottinghamshire Police