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13-year-old arrested after travelling on a Nottingham city bus armed with a knife

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A young boy is now facing the consequences for carrying a knife after police boarded a bus and arrested him.

A member of the public had reported a boy got off a bus in the city centre and had a knife tucked into his waistband.

A boy matching the suspect’s description was seen getting on a double-decker in Upper Parliament Street shortly after 10am yesterday (Sunday 6 June 2021).

Officers swiftly responded and got on the bus after it came to a stop in Southwell Road.

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A 13-year-old boy was safely escorted off and a knife was seized after he was searched by officers. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife in a public place.

Inspector Andy Hallam, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This swift arrest shows how quickly we will act when we receive intelligence about people illegally carrying knives, particularly when it involves young people.

“This boy must now face the consequences of his actions. Our message is clear – if you carry a knife we will be taking positive action against you.

“I want to reassure the public that we are continuing to do everything we can as a force, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners and communities, to tackle knife crime, raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives and rid dangerous weapons from our streets.

“Every offence is one too many and we will continue our joint efforts to drive down knife crime even further in Nottinghamshire.

“Just one knife crime can have devastating impacts on so many people which is why Nottinghamshire Police continues to work tirelessly all year round to tackle the issue and prevent people from becoming involved in knife crime in the first place.”