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Nine blades found on one man after city stop and search

Police seized a collection of knives after stopping someone in the street.

Officers were called to Albert Street, Nottingham city centre, following concerns for a person’s safety.

After locating the person in question at around 11.15 pm on Thursday (15 December), police stopped them in the street.

They then carried out a search which led to a stash of concealed knives – six in total – initially being discovered by officers.

As a result, a 27-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possessing a bladed article.

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Officers then carried out a further search in custody, which led to two more knives and a pair of scissors being found.

An officer was also assaulted following this discovery, which led to the suspect also being arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

Sergeant Steve Willetts, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to the alertness of our officers, we were ultimately able to take nine blades off the streets.

“There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to carry a knife in public, for the simple reason that it puts them and others around them at risk of harm.

“Weapons of this nature are extremely dangerous and don’t belong on the streets.

“We have arrested a suspect in connection with this incident, but our inquiries are still ongoing, so we’d ask anyone with any information to contact us immediately.”

Information can be left, either by calling the police on 101, quoting incident 750 of 15 December 2022 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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