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Man assaulted at a burglary at a Nottingham cannabis grow

The men, aged between, 18 and 32, remain in police custody for questioning in connection with the incident.

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A number of men have been arrested after a burglary at a cannabis grow which resulted in a man being assaulted.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police quickly arrived at the scene in Myrtle Avenue, Radford, after the disturbance was reported at 4am today, but the group fled both on foot and in cars.

A thorough area search led to the arrest of a number of men as well as the recovery of two cars thought to be linked to the incident.

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However, for the men who fled the scene in vehicles, the hunt had only just begun.

Shortly after, the cars were located and intercepted in Northamptonshire. Further arrests have been made, all believed to be linked to the investigation into the assault.

The men, aged between, 18 and 32, remain in police custody for questioning in connection with the incident.

A man who was assaulted has been taken to hospital for treatment of his wound to his arm as well as other injuries not currently thought to be life-threatening.

Detective Inspector Rachael North, of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Our officers reacted incredibly quickly to arrive at the scene and make arrests.”

“We were then able to get the support from our colleagues in Northamptonshire to intercept the cars thought to be linked to incident which means we can now begin to understand the full circumstances around this assault and cannabis grow.

“Violent crime and illegal drugs have no place on our streets and we are committed to investigating all reports made to us thoroughly. Drug production and dealing often leads to further crime including violence which causes misery in our communities and I would urge people to let us know if they suspect drug dealing in their neighbourhoods as no one wants incidents like this happening on their doorstep.

“We are operating as usual despite the Coronavirus pandemic and the positive police work shown in the early hours of this morning demonstrates our continued efforts to clamp down on crime across our city and county.

“While we have made arrests, our investigation is in its early stages and I would urge anyone with any information or dash-cam footage of this incident to contact us as soon as possible.”

If you witnessed the incident or have any information or footage that could aid officers in their investigation, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 62 of 20 May 2020.

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