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Knife and drugs seized after police stop Nottingham taxi

A blade and drugs were taken off the streets following a stop by Nottingham’s knife crime team.

The specialist officers were patrolling Bulwell in their cars when one of them radioed in some suspicious activity.

This came after a suspect was spotted making an exchange in Sandhurst Road, before getting into a waiting taxi.

Suspecting a drug deal had just taken place, the team all moved in and pulled the car over at 11.50am on Tuesday (28 May).

Deal bags of suspected heroin and crack cocaine were found on board, along with a lock knife and a small amount of cannabis.

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Following the discovery, a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply Class A drugs and possessing a knife in public.

He was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class B drug.

Sergeant Matt Daley, of Nottinghamshire Police’s knife crime team, said: “We’ve said it before but incidents such as this are precisely why we focus on people we believe could be involved in drug activity.

“From our experience as a specialist team, drug and knife crime offending does often go hand-in-hand, as suspected dealers look to arm themselves with a weapon of some kind.

“Our main goal when we leave the station is to identify knife carriers and seize weapons, but these discoveries do regularly come about while we’re stopping suspects for drug offences.

“This tactic has led to some great results for our team in the past, which is why it’s so important we’re able to get out in the communities that we police on our proactive patrols.”

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