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Arrests after teenagers hide ‘large hunting knives’ on a Nottingham street

Two large knives were recovered and arrests were made after a concerned member of the public called the police.

Officers were called to Pedmore Valley, Bestwood Park, shortly after 2pm on Wednesday (23 February) afternoon after a suspect was reportedly seen retrieving a large knife from a bush.

A 14-year-old boy was later arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and has since been released on police bail.

A large hunting-style knife was also seized at the scene.

Another large knife was recovered a short time later and a 16-year-old boy was arrested. The boy, who can’t be named, has been charged with possessing a bladed article in a public place.

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He was released on bail and will appear at Nottingham Youth Court on 9 March.

Inspector Christine Busuttil, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We treat all reports of knife crime extremely seriously and responded to this call very quickly.

“As a result, two potentially deadly weapons were taken out if circulation and suspects were brought into custody.

“These kinds of weapons have no place on our streets, and we are working every day to clamp down on those who ignore out repeated warnings about the potential consequences of knife crime.”

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