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Man in court on knife charges after police find men in boiler room

A suspect has been charged with possession of a knife after police found a group of men in a boiler room at a block of flats.

Officers were called to the flats in The Meadows, after reports that a group of men were smoking cannabis.

The men fled when police arrived but were found upstairs in a boiler room.

One suspect was found to be in possession of a knife and cannabis.

Arjum Pandya, aged 21, of Elm Close, Selby, North Yorkshire, has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of cannabis.

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He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 27 January 2023.

Inspector Karl Thomas, district commander for Nottingham South, said: “This was a good piece of police work and shows why we respond to calls as rapidly as possible.

“It is always a great result when we are able to take dangerous and potentially lethal knives off the street. Educating people about the dangers of knife crime remains a priority across Nottingham South.

“I am pleased we have charged this suspect and placed him before the courts.”

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