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Cyclist found with drugs and weapons in Nottingham city centre

A cyclist who sped off after seeing a police van in Nottingham city centre was later stopped by plain-clothed officers, who found he was carrying drugs and two weapons.

Officers from the force’s Operation Compass team were patrolling the city centre in a marked police van when they came across a cyclist acting suspiciously on Monday afternoon (18 March).

Upon seeing the police van, the cyclist sped off.

A short time later, he was stopped by plain-clothed officers on Union Road and searched.

The officers found a tin in his bag that contained several wraps of suspected Class A drugs, along with a knife and a hammer. A quantity of cannabis was also found.

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The 54-year-old cyclist was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession of a Class B drug, possession of a knife blade in a public place and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has been bailed while further inquiries are carried out.

PC Ben King, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This was a fantastic arrest by officers who followed their instincts and, as a result, were able to remove drugs and weapons from the streets.

“The arrest demonstrates our commitment to keeping the streets of Nottingham safe and we will continue to be proactive in apprehending those who commit offences such as these.”

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