Tuesday 20 February 2024
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Man charged after allegedly carrying a knife in a Nottingham shop

A suspect is due to appear in court charged in connection with a report of man carrying a knife in a city centre store.

Police officers responded after it was reported a man had dropped a knife while inside a shop in Clumber Street at about 3.20pm yesterday (Saturday 15 May 2021).

Within minutes they arrested a suspect nearby and recovered a knife.

A 21-year-old man has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday 17 May 2021) charged with possession of a knife in a public place.

Inspector Paul Molloy, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I want to reassure the public that we are continuing to do everything we can as a force, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners and communities, to tackle knife crime, raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives and rid dangerous weapons from our streets.

“Every offence is one too many and we will continue our joint efforts to drive down knife crime even further in Nottinghamshire.

“Just one knife crime can have devastating impacts on so many people which is why Nottinghamshire Police continues to work tirelessly all year round to tackle the issue and prevent people from becoming involved in knife crime in the first place.”