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Armed police and helicopter deployed after incident involving machete and hammer

Armed officers and a police helicopter were dispatched following a disturbance reportedly involving a man with a hammer and machete.

Police were called to the incident in Albert Street, Newark, at around 7.20pm yesterday (Sunday 19 June 2022).

No injuries were reported and information was received that individuals involved had left the scene in a van.

Following enquiries, officers subsequently attended an address in Collingham. A police helicopter was also deployed to assist officers on the ground.

Two suspects, a 36-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, were safely detained shortly before 8.45pm. They were both arrested on suspicion of affray while enquiries continue into the incident.

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Inspector Simon Spooner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force treats all reports of violence, particularly involving weapons, extremely seriously and our officers will always work quickly to track down those believed to be involved in order to keep people safe.

“The incident was safely resolved, with no wider threat to the public, and two suspects are now in custody. At this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this isolated incident.”

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