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Car rammed and man chased outside a Wollaton school

A head teacher has praised police for their fast response and providing reassurance after a driver rammed into another car near a school this morning.

The incident happened in Arleston Drive in Wollaton, outside Fernwood Primary and Nursery School, shortly after 8.40am.

A woman and her daughter were in the other car when it was rammed but thankfully they were unhurt.

Following the collision it was reported that the driver got out and chased after a man down the street and threatened him.

Police officers arrived within minutes, stopped the car and arrested the driver.

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School staff acted quickly to ensure children were kept safe while police dealt with the incident.

Head teacher Mandy Austin said: “People were frightened by we were reassured by the police’s speedy actions and by the fact that the driver was quickly arrested.”

Police Constable James Biggs, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are confident that this was an isolated and targeted incident and there is no wider risk to the school or the surrounding community.

“We quickly arrested a suspect in connection with the report and we are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and provide reassurance.

“Thankfully no-one was injured although damage was caused to the vehicles involved.

“There were lots of witnesses to this incident so we’re urging anyone who saw what happened or who may have captured dash-cam or mobile footage of this incident to please get in contact with us as we progress with our investigation.”

Anyone who has any information which could help police with their enquiries is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 163 of 25 June 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and using threatening and abusive behaviour. He remains in custody.

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