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Man in court after pistol, ammunition, stun gun and CS Gas discovered in police raid

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the recovery of a gun, weapons and drugs.

Police searched an address in Douglas Court, Oakdale Road, Carlton, on Tuesday (14 September) where they safely recovered a pistol, rounds of ammunition and suspected Class A drugs. A knife, stun gun, extendable baton and a cannister of CS gas were also seized.

A 26-year-old man from Carlton has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a firearm with a barrel length of less than 30 centimetres, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate, possession of an offensive weapon in a private place, possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid, possession of a weapon for the discharge of electricity and two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

He was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 14 October 2021.

Inspector Chris Pearson, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I want to reassure the public that the use of firearms in Nottinghamshire remains extremely rare and this is a result of operational and preventative work that the force is doing to help take firearms off the streets.

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“The force will use all investigative means at its disposal to crack down on weapon-enabled crime and reduce the availability of firearms.

“We understand the concern that incidents of this nature can cause in communities and while no-one was injured in this instance we have upped patrols in the local area to provide reassurance to members of the public.

“Our priority is to keep people safe and I would encourage anyone who has any concerns to please speak to one of our local officers.

“We are also continuing to work relentlessly to tackle the supply of drugs in Gedling and we encourage the community to talk to us regarding any concerns or suspicions they may have regarding drugs-related criminality so we can investigate and take appropriate action.”

Any information can be reported to Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency call 999.

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