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16-year-old charged after hunting knife and drugs found in city centre

A teenager has been charged after officers found drugs and a large hunting knife in a bag.

Officers made the arrest after becoming suspicious when a youth appeared to try to avoid officers in a marked van in St Peters Church Walk, in Nottingham city centre, at 10.30pm on 2 October 2021.

On further investigation they recovered a discarded bag, containing a large hunting knife and multiple bags of cannabis and a grinder.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has now been charged on suspicion of possession of a bladed article in a public place and possession of Class B drug.

And has since been released on unconditional bail to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 20 October 2021.

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Constable Ioana Parr, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are continuing to crack down on knife crime in Nottinghamshire and are committed to doing everything in our power and using our resources to locate suspects and bringing charges against them.

“We will carry on enforcing the dangers of carrying knives through our two knife teams and also our education programmes in schools to try and deter anyone thinking about using or walking our streets in possession of one.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting incident 719 of 2 September 2021.

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