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Arrest after reports of man ‘waving a knife around’ in Colwick

Officers arrested a man and recovered a weapon as Nottinghamshire Police continues its relentless crackdown on knife crime.

Police were called to reports of a man waving a knife and making threats in Colwick Road, Colwick.

A 50-year-old suspect was swiftly detained on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and affray.

No-one was hurt during the incident which happened shortly after 8.50pm yesterday (Sunday 14 November 2021).

It comes as Nottinghamshire Police puts its weight behind the national Operation Sceptre knife crime campaign this week.

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While knife crime has dramatically reduced in Nottinghamshire in recent years, every incident involving a knife has a ripple effect for all those involved and the wider community.

That’s why the force continues to work tirelessly all year round to tackle and reduce knife crime, remove weapons from our streets and strive to prevent offences from happening.

This involves police, key partners including the Violence Reduction Unit, and local communities all working together to tackle this issue.

The force is determined to cut knife crime even further during Operation Sceptre, which launched today (Monday 15 November 2021), and is just a snapshot of this continuous year-round work, showing how the force is tackling knife crime head-on and keeping people safe through a mixture of education, engagement and enforcement.

Positive action taking place during the week will include weapons sweeps and patrols and educational sessions on knife crime for schoolchildren and awareness-raising workshops for young people.

Stop and search activity will also be carried out to help keep people safe and a metal-detecting knife arch will be used to help detect and remove blades from the streets.

The force’s dedicated knife crime and Operation Reacher teams and schools and early intervention officers will continue their hard work across the force area to prevent incidents and steer young people away from crime.

A knife amnesty is also being held across Nottinghamshire during Operation Sceptre, enabling people to leave their unwanted knives in amnesty bins.

Chief Inspector Clare Dean, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We remain committed to doing everything we can all year round to tackle this serious crime and protect people from knife crime.

“Our message to those who carry a knife, or who are thinking of carrying one, is that it does not protect you. It only increases your vulnerability, putting you in dangerous situations, not to mention the legal consequences of being found in possession of a knife. Knives destroy lives, affecting you, and those around you.

“Every blade surrendered to us during Operation Sceptre is one less dangerous weapon that can be used to cause serious harm or injury – potentially resulting in someone’s life being lost.

“We all need to work together to combat knife crime and we’re urging anyone with information on knife crime in their local community to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.”

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