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15-year-old arrested after police spot Class A drug deal in alleyway

A teenager has been arrested after police on patrol spotted a suspected drug deal taking place in an alleyway.

Officers from the city’s knife crime team were on duty in the Radford area of Nottingham on Tuesday (1 August) when they spotted known drug users loitering between Portland Road and Cromwell Street.

Moments later, a third man appeared and an exchange took place.

When police began following the suspect he ran away from the scene and a foot chase took place across an area of wasteland and over a fence before officers detained him in Alfreton Road.

Officers carried out a search of the suspect and found suspected heroin concealed in his clothing.

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A-15-year-old boy was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Chief Inspector Karl Thomas, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Drug dealing and drug-related crime is a blight on our communities. That’s why the knife crime team conducts these kind of proactive patrols – disrupting the activity of local dealers helps to reduce the associated risk of violent and weapon-enabled crime.

“It is always good news when we can arrest suspected dealers and take drugs off the streets.”

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