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Police officers climb balcony to arrest ‘wanted’ man

A wanted man has been arrested after officers refused to let a wall come in between them and an arrest.

Broxtowe’s Operation Reacher team attended an address in the district on Wednesday (25 May), shortly after 7.15pm, in search of a man wanted by the courts in relation to drug offences.

The team quickly established the man was inside and living at the address.

In an effort to get the job done and arrest the wanted man, two officers scaled the balcony of the property and were able to grab the keys and throw them to the officers on the ground.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

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Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Broxtowe Mike Ebbins, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great bit of police work by my Operation Reacher team. I see on a daily basis just how hungry they are to find wanted persons and this is an excellent example of their tenacity.

“Our Operation Reacher teams regularly draw on skills they have acquired over their careers to get the jobs done.

“Officers are there to protect people and if we have information that a wanted person is inside a property we will act.

“I hope this serves as a warning to those who believe they can take part in criminal activity and evade the courts that we do work together and you will be found and dealt with – even if our officers have to scale balconies.”

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