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Man threatened with a knife after car collision in Nottingham

A man who was on his way to see a concert with his wife was threatened with a knife following a car crash.

The couple were on their way to Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham when a Vauxhall Mokka went into the back of their Audi A5 in Manvers Street.

The driver of the Vauxhall Mokka failed to stop and so the couple followed him in order to demand his details.

The Vauxhall driver stopped in nearby Kelvedon Gardens, St Ann’s, and went into a house. Seconds later he returned with a large kitchen knife and told the man who had followed him to “move on” as shocked witnesses looked on.

Fearing for their safety, the man and his wife drove away.

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The incident unfolded at around 7pm on Thursday (23 December).

Police were called and a 38-year-old man was traced to a nearby address in Pearmain Drive arrested on suspicion of threatening a person with a blade.

Sergeant Sharonjjt Powar, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a very upsetting ordeal for a couple who were simply wanting to enjoy an evening out before Christmas.

“The car crash alone was enough to spoil their night but matters were made even worse by the other driver’s failure to stop and then producing a knife.

“Such behaviour will not be tolerated and officers did well to swiftly track down a suspect and make an arrest.

“I’d like to reassure people the force is working hard every single day to target people who carry weapons on our streets and to prevent weapon-enabled crime from happening in the first place.”

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