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Armed officers respond after reports of Samurai sword wielded in Nottingham street

Armed police arrested a suspect after a sword was reportedly wielded in the street.

Police were called to an address in Bestwood Park Drive at around 9.45am yesterday ( Friday 21 October ) morning after a man was said to have been threatened during a disturbance.

Armed response officers pulled over a car in Low Wood Road, Nuthall, a short time later and recovered a Samurai style sword.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and affray.

He was later questioned and released on police bail.

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Detective Sergeant Steven Willetts, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We treat all reports of weapons extremely seriously and will always provide a very rapid response when they are used in this way.

“This was an extremely efficient and professional response by highly trained officers who bought a suspect safely into custody and ensured nobody was hurt.”

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call 101 citing incident 129 of 21 October 2021.

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