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Pictures: Police arrest one and seize drugs in Nottingham city operation

A number of officers patrolled the streets of the city, aided by a passive drugs dog, and carried out stop and search activity, as well as engaging with people enjoying an evening out.

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One offender was arrested and people were stopped and searched during an operation to tackle drugs and associated violence.

19 wraps of cocaine, five bags of cannabis and three bags of mamba were recovered during the operation including the one arrest for possession with intent to supply a class A controlled substance- the suspect was bailed pending forensic enquiries.

It was the first time since March that the operation had taken place, with the reopening of the hospitality sector enabling the public to go out and enjoy drinks in bars and pubs over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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A number of officers patrolled the streets of the city, aided by a passive drugs dog, and carried out stop and search activity, as well as engaging with people enjoying an evening out.

Dog handlers from West Midlands and Leicestershire Police worked their passive scanning dogs in the Operation which is renowned within the region as the premier and gold standard operations to lower violence and keep city centre streets safe.

Sergeant Graham Whitt, who led the operation, said: “It was fantastic to bring Operation Guardian back to the city centre for the first time since March- local community members were pleased to see the Operation back on the City Centre streets and engagement levels were high!.

“Operation Guardian is highly successful in tackling drugs and reducing violence which is often associated with drug use and dealing in the night-time economy and I am pleased that we had a successful return on Sunday.

Pictures: Police arrest one and seize drugs in Nottingham city operation

“Incidents of violence greatly reduce when it takes place, this not only makes for a safer evening out but also reassures the public that Nottinghamshire Police takes proactive action to prevent crime from happening in the first place.

Pictures: Police arrest one and seize drugs in Nottingham city operation

“It is a great way for our officers to engage with the public on a night out and I would encourage anyone who sees something suspicious in town to speak to an officer or call 101, in an emergency, always dial 999.”

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