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Armed police seize weapons in The Meadows after incident in Old Market Square

Officers  seized two weapons and put a suspect before the courts.

Operational Support and response teams worked well in tandem after a knife was reportedly seen in Nottingham city centre.

Following reports around 9.15pm on Friday (28 June) that a suspect had been spotted in Old Market Square, police attended the area.

Armed response officers and colleagues from the response team then worked together to track down a suspect in The Meadows area.

Subsequent searches ultimately resulted in both a knife and a wooden bat being seized.

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Suspect Andrew Faulkner was duly arrested and later charged with possessing a knife in public and possessing an offensive weapon in public.

Faulkner, of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (1 July), where he was released on conditional bail.

The 29-year-old is due to appear before the same court on 16 October 2024.

PC Louise Palfrey, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This incident provided a great example of our policing teams working together to get a positive result in quick time.

“By communicating with each other in the manner they did, armed response and officers from our response team were able to track down a suspect and take two weapons off the streets.

“Anyone who is suspected of carrying a knife or offensive weapon should know that this will never be tolerated by Nottinghamshire Police and will lead to action being taken.”

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