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Man charged with knife possession after car search in Loughborough Road West Bridgford

A proactive police stop has led to a suspect being charged with possession of a knife in public.

Response officers stopped a car in Loughborough Road, West Bridgford.

Following a search they arrested a man and recovered a  knife.

The car was stopped shortly before 8.30pm on New Year’s Eve.

An 18-year-old man from Aspley, Nottingham has been charged with possession of a knife in a public place.

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He has been released on bail and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 27 January 2022.

Inspector Sue Wain, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force continues to work tirelessly every single day to tackle and reduce knife crime and keep people safe.

“We are committed to taking knives and other weapons off the street so they cannot be used to cause harm.

“Knife-related crime has a devastating impact on people’s lives on all sides, both victims and perpetrators, which is why we continue to work proactively on any intelligence or reports we receive.

“Nottinghamshire Police is committed to preventing and enforcing against knife crime and teamwork with the public and partner agencies is vital in combating this issue.

“We would urge anyone with information on knife crime in their local community to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.”

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