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Monday, 21 June 2021

Police investigate possible firearms incident and robbery link in Nottinghamshire village

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A man is reported to have waved a firearm and pointed it at a group of men in the early hours of this morning following a report of a fight.

Police officers in Carlton-in-Lindrick were quickly on the scene to stop a car leaving the scene and those inside told officers that they had been threatened.

Officers were informed that a woman had been robbed in Long Lane at around 2.45am this morning , which may be linked to this incident.

Firearm officers surrounded the building and made contact with the suspect and he  complied with police to be detained.

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession with a firearm with intent to cause fear.

Officers at the scene have recovered a gas powered air pistol believed to be linked to this incident. They remain at the scene to conduct extensive searches and will be in the area throughout the area to offer community reassurance.

Detective Sergeant Matt Scott of Nottinghamshire Police is leading the investigation. He said: “Firearms offences are incredibly serious and we will always look to take appropriate action against offenders.

“Our investigation into what exactly happened this morning is at it’s infancy, but please be reassured that we are working around the clock to establish the circumstances.

“We understand that incidents involving firearms and violence are immensely concerning for the community and as such we take them extremely seriously.

“We rigorously investigate reports and will leave no stone unturned as we carry out our enquiries.

“I’d like to reassure the public that we will deal robustly with offenders involved in weapon-enabled crime and strive to seek justice for victims.

“We work closely with local communities to gather intelligence about serious criminal activity and I would ask that if any has any concerns in their local area to report it to police on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.”