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Knife crime team arrest after targeting St Ann’s

Officers took a dangerous weapon off the streets and made an arrest.

The city knife crime team was on the lookout for knife carriers in the St Ann’s area at around 1.45pm on Tuesday (16 August).

While out on patrol, uniformed and plain-clothed officers spotted someone acting suspiciously and followed them to Campbell Street.

A short foot pursuit then took place, which led to officers detaining a suspect in nearby Victoria Park minutes later.

Police then recovered a knife from a footpath near Campbell Street, following a search of the area.

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A 17-year-old boy was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a knife in a public place.

Police Constable Ken Tinley, of Nottinghamshire Police’s city knife crime team, said: “As a team we carry out both visible and plain-clothed patrols on a regular basis, in a bid to help take knives off our streets.

“We are committed to doing everything we can to keep our communities safe, so we were pleased to be able to capture a dangerous weapon during this latest patrol and take it out of harm’s way.

“It really should go without saying but carrying a knife is extremely dangerous, both for the carrier and others around them. There is never an excuse to have one in your possession while out in a public place.

“We take all reports of knife crime extremely seriously and will continue to act quickly to resolve any incidents involving knives in a safe manner.

“Enquiries are still ongoing into this incident, so we’d urge anyone who has any relevant information that could assist us to get in touch by calling us on 101, quoting incident number 22000475605 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The 17-year-boy arrested has since been released on conditional bail as enquiries continue.

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