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Motorist racially abused in Nottingham city centre incident

A suspect was tracked down and arrested after a motorist was racially abused and threatened.

The victim was targeted during an incident involving another car in Mansfield Road, Nottingham city centre, at around 1.20pm on Wednesday.

The suspect was reportedly seen to wield an axe before leaving his vehicle to confront the victim. He then drove away from the scene before police arrived.

Officers later tracked down a car in Oxton Road, Epperstone, and pulled it over shortly before 5.40pm.

An axe and a small quantity of what is believed to be cocaine were recovered at the roadside.

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A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, a racially aggravated public order offence and possession of a class A drug.

He has since been released on bail.

Sergeant Sharon Powar, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great bit of teamwork by control room staff and officers on the ground, who between them managed to track down and detain a suspect many miles away within a couple of hours.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes offences like this extremely seriously and will use all resources at its disposal to track down suspects and keep the public safe. There is no place in our society for racial abuse. It is a crime and we would always encourage victims to come forward and tell us about it.”

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident 452 of 16 September.

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