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Man charged after allegedly carrying a knife in Nottingham city centre

A suspect has been charged after police responded to reports of a man carrying a knife in the street.

Officers were called to Clumber Street, Nottingham city, at around 11.25 pm on Sunday (5 February).

They found a suspect on nearby Upper Parliament Street and he was arrested by officers a short time later.

Forty-three-year-old James Bexon, of Zulla Road, Mapperley Park, has been charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 28 February 2023.

Inspector Paul Grant, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We always respond quickly to reports of people having a knife in a public place as we know any incident involving a blade has the potential to become serious.

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“We arrived at the scene within six minutes and arrested a suspect six minutes after that.

“The force continues to work relentlessly to take knives off the street and educate people about the dangers of carrying them.”

Nottinghamshire Police has two dedicated knife crime teams, covering the city and the county, who work tirelessly day in and day out to combat the issue.

The force’s schools and early intervention officers also continue to positively engage with young people to deliver education and interventions.

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