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Arrest after man enters café and allegedly ‘threatens to kill’ staff member

Police investigating reports of a man entering a café and making threats to a member of staff have made an arrest.

Officers were called to the premises in Front Street, Arnold, after it was reported an “erratic” man had stormed in and threatened to kill one of the female employees.

According to witnesses, he threatened to slit the woman’s throat and throw acid in her face before leaving the scene.

The incident happened shortly before 5pm on Wednesday (29 December).

Officers attended and located a 38-year-old suspect in a nearby pub, where he was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.

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Detective Sergeant Hannah Frame, of Nottinghamshire Police’s public protection unit, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim and officers did well to quickly trace a suspect and take him into custody.

“It was also a very unpleasant experience for those who witnessed the incident – however I would like to reassure them that we believe this was an isolated incident involving people known to each other, with no danger to the wider public.

“Nottinghamshire Police treats all reports of violent threats extremely seriously and those who commit such offences can expect a robust response from officers, which is what happened in this case.”

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