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Man jailed for ten months for possession of a knife

A man who was found carrying a knife by police has been jailed.

Saleem Tahir was found outside a house in Beechdale Road, Bilborough, following a report of a man acting suspiciously.

Officers immediately attended and located the 48-year-old, of Kelso Gardens, The Meadows.

They discovered that he was carrying a bag that contained a knife.

Tahir was sentenced for possession of a bladed article on Friday (20 August) to ten months in prison.

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Inspector Dean Greaves, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This incident has seen another man locked up for carrying a knife and another weapon taken off the streets.

“This is another example of how we treat knife crime extremely seriously and are committed to driving down these offences. We have two dedicated knife crime teams who proactively target knife carriers and hot spot areas and offenders will find that we are cracking down on their illicit activity.

“There is no place for knives on our streets and we treat offenders with the utmost severity.

“We also have a whole raft of measures, working alongside partners, to prevent knife crime too, which has seen offences fall by 15 per cent in the last year.”

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