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Arrest after man flees stop and search in Nottingham

A man has been arrested after reportedly running off while officers attempted to search him.

Officers out on mobile patrol pulled over a car in Hucknall Road, Top Valley, at around 9.45pm on 5 December after officers suspected it had been involved in drugs activity.

After stopping and speaking to the suspect, officers recovered a quantity of drugs. He is then reported to have ran off from the scene, resulting in a foot chase.

The attempt to flee was cut short as officers quickly caught up with him. Officers are also believed to have seen an object being dropped during the chase and minutes later they recovered a knife which was on the ground.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of a bladed article in a public place. He was also arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle whilst over the specified limit of a controlled drug, after he provided a positive drug wipe sample.

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He has since been released under investigation as enquires continue.

Sergeant Adam Brown, of the city north Operation Reacher team, said: “This arrest is a great example of proactive policing and shows that by the officers trusting their instincts we managed to make an arrest.

“Officers work extremely hard to keep the people of Nottinghamshire safe and we know the impact that weapons and drugs can have on communities.”

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