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Gedling man due in court over alleged drug and knife possession

A man is due in court as police continue to crack down on drug and knife crime.

Members of Nottinghamshire Police’s road crime team followed a car in Carlton and arrested a man after the vehicle came to a stop at around 1.45pm on Saturday (23 October 2021).

A 54-year-old man from Gedling, has been charged with possession of a Class A drug, namely crack cocaine, and possession of a knife in a public place.

He was released on bail and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 24 November 2021.

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I’d like to reassure the public that we take drug and knife crime extremely seriously and investigate all reports.

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“Our work is ongoing to tackle and reduce crime in response to community concerns and to keep our communities safe. This includes a dedicated operation which is continuing in the area to combat drug crime.”

If you have any information about drug dealing in the community then please report this to Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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