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Armed police response after woman assaulted and threatened with gun in Nottingham

A man has appeared in court after a woman was allegedly threatened with a gun after an argument turned violent.

Officers were called to Melrose Street, Sherwood, after receiving a call from the victim who had run from an argument after things turned volatile.

Speaking to the victim police officers heard how she had reportedly been threatened and shot at, but the gun had failed to go off and she was instead assaulted shortly after 9.15 pm on Friday 6 January.

Quick work by armed response officers found the weapon to be a BB gun.

George Vulcan, of Melrose Street, Sherwood, was later charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and actual bodily harm.

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Vulcan, aged 35, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (9 January 2023) where he was remanded into custody.

He is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 6 February.

Sergeant Paul Eden, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The victim, in this case, must have been incredibly scared and distressed after being threatened with what she believed to be a real gun.

“It turned out to be an imitation but to a member of the public, they look incredibly real and, as in this case, can cause the victims and people in the area a huge amount of fear and distress.

“Whether it’s real or not we will always take any reports of guns being used in incidents extremely seriously and our armed response officers will be on scene quickly to make sure everyone is safe and any suspects and weapons seized immediately to protect the public.”

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