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Nottingham knife crime team find five bladed weapons after stopping vehicles

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A 22-year-old man has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon after Nottinghamshire Police’s Knife Crime Team stopped a vehicle yesterday.

The team recovered a credit card style knife during their enquiries in Nottingham Road, Sherwood Rise, at 11.35am yesterday (Monday 9 September). Four further knives were recovered during a subsequent search of a property in relation to the incident.

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Jordan Slattery, of Caunton Avenue, St Ann’s, was charged and bailed to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 15 October. He was just one of five people to be dealt with by the Knife Crime Team yesterday following vehicle stops.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance in Alfreton Road.

A 32-year-old man was reported for summons on suspicion of possession of cannabis in Derby Road.

A 52-year-old man was reported for summons for driving without insurance in Woodborough Road.

And a 28-year-old woman was also reported for summons for driving without insurance in Valley Road.

Inspector Riz Khan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The Knife Crime Team is an intelligence-led team and the five positive outcomes in one day yesterday highlight the benefits of having that intelligence.

“The force is preparing to take part in the national Operation Sceptre week of action against knife crime next week and for the team to seize five bladed weapons yesterday just shows that the fight against knife crime goes on all year round.”

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