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Car stopped at traffic lights leads to drugs and stolen motorbikes

A late-night car stop led to police discovering drugs, weapons and stolen motorbikes at a house.

Response officers were waiting at traffic lights when they spotted a car driving without its lights on in Huntingdon Street, Nottingham city centre.

After pulling the vehicle over at around 11:50 pm on Friday (26 May), police noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from inside.

A search of the car led to quantities of the Class B drug and cash being seized from within, while the driver then failed a roadside drug swipe.

The two men in the car, both 22, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs, with the driver additionally arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

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After carrying out further inquiries, police were authorised to carry out a search of a house in the Leicestershire area a few hours later.

A suspected zombie knife and friction lock baton – both of which it is illegal to own in the UK – were discovered during the raid, along with an air gun.

Two stolen motorbikes were also recovered from the house, while a cannabis grow was identified and dismantled at the address.

Following this discovery, the passenger in the car stopped hours earlier was further arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a private place, theft of a motor vehicle, cultivation of cannabis and possession of an imitation firearm.

PC Michal Lazny, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great example of our officers showing their initiative and following up suspicious behaviour when it presented itself.

“As a direct result of this late-night car stop, which only happened when officers saw a car travelling without its lights on, we were ultimately able to uncover drugs and an array of weapons, while also recovering stolen property too.

“We have arrested two suspects in connection to this incident, but our inquiries are still ongoing, so we’d ask anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation to get in touch with us.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting incident 1 of 27 May 2023, or report it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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