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16-year-old charged after machete found hidden in trouser leg

A teenager has been charged after officers recovered a machete.

Police stopped three boys in Fosse Road, Farndon, and found the weapon hidden in one of the youth’s trouser leg.

Officers had travelled to the area after receiving a report of a male waving a machete around.

Upon finding the weapon, officers placed the teenager in handcuffs. Five small bags containing cannabis were then also found.

The arrest took place shortly before 4pm on Monday (17 October).

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A boy aged 16 has been charged with possession of a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place and possession of a class B drug.

He was released on bail and is due to appear at Nottingham Youth Court on 9 November.

PC Joseph Krawiecki, who made the arrest, said: “We are committed to reducing knife crime and taking dangerous weapons off our streets.

“As demonstrated in this instance we will respond rapidly if we have reason to believe somebody is in possession of an illegal weapon in order to keep people safe.

“The consequences of carrying a knife can be devastating which is why Nottinghamshire Police continues to work tirelessly every day to tackle the issue as well as focusing on preventative work with partners to steer young people away from knife crime in the first place.”

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