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Bulwell: Wanted man fails to outrun police officers

A wanted man failed to outrun police officers who saw him whilst patrolling the streets.

Response officers recognised Aaron Lancaster as they passed him in a police car in Main Street, Bulwell, on Saturday (6 May 2023).

The 32-year-old’s image was circulated to police colleagues after he failed to appear in court over drug offences.

When they approached him, he gave a false name in an effort to persuade the officers they were mistaken.

A PCSO who had direct dealings with the suspect was called to the scene and confirmed to the officers that he was the wanted man.

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As the officers went to place him in handcuffs, Lancaster ran off but was quickly detained in nearby Hazlehurst Gardens following a struggle with the officers.

He was searched and found to be in possession of heroin and methamphetamine.

Lancaster was remanded in custody and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (8 May), charged with obstructing/resisting a constable in the execution of their duty, common assault of an emergency worker, two counts of possession of a Class A drug and possession of a class C drug.

He pleaded guilty to all counts and will be sentenced at a later date.

Chief Inspector Arnie Ahmed, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Failing to appear in court is a serious offence and I am pleased we have been able to detain Lancaster.

“His efforts to outrun police failed miserably and he was found to be in possession of harmful drugs. Such illicit substances can have a devastating impact on communities, which is why we’re so committed to taking them off our streets and away from where they can do harm.

“We will continue to carry out proactive patrols as part of our ongoing efforts to clamp down on crime.”

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