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Member of the public’s call helps police arrest man after social media appeal

A call from a member of the public in response to a police social media appeal led to officers arresting a man over alleged knife and drug offences.

Police were alerted by a caller who saw an appeal on Facebook where police asked for the public’s help to trace a man.

As a direct result of information received, police detained a man in Arnold on Saturday afternoon.

A 37-year-old man of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 31 January 2022 charged with possession of a knife in a public place, possession of Class A drugs and going equipped for theft.

Police Constable Andrew Selwood, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This positive result highlights how we rely on community intelligence to provide information to us and that we will take action.

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“I’d also like to remind the public that they can make reports to us anonymously and, if they tip us off, we can use a variety of methods to investigate their suspicions without them needing to feel involved or as if they have put themselves at risk.”

If you have suspicions about criminal activity in the area where you live then please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.

Young people can also pass on information about crime completely anonymously, using a secure online form, through the youth service Fearless – which is a part of Crimestoppers.

The Fearless website offers young people non-judgemental advice so they can make informed decisions about reporting crime. The service also engages with and educates young people about the consequences of their choices around crime.

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