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Motorcyclist stopped near Clifton Bridge charged with knife possession and other offences

A man is due to appear in court after police seized a knife when they pulled over a motorcyclist.

Officers on patrol in support of Operation Sceptre in The Meadows stopped the biker on the approach to the A52 Clifton Bridge at around 12.15pm on Tuesday (15 November 2022).

A suspect was arrested by Nottingham South Operation Reacher officers on suspicion of motoring offences and when he was searched officers found a knife.

A 24-year-old man from The Meadows, Nottingham, was later charged with possession of a knife in a public place, failing to stop, riding a motorcycle without a licence and without insurance.

He is expected to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 22 November 2022.

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Inspector Karl Thomas, district commander for Nottingham South, said: “This is an excellent example of the proactive police work taking place in The Meadows to keep people safe.

“The streets are no place for anyone to carry knives, for the simple reason that they’re extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury.

“Carrying a knife actually puts a person far more in danger of coming to harm themselves so it’s really not worth taking the risk.”

Nottinghamshire Police is shining a light on the ongoing efforts to reduce knife crime in our communities as part of a national week of action this week.

The force is highlighting some of the proactive policing that takes place all year-round to tackle knife crime as part of Operation Sceptre, which runs until 20 November.

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