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Nottingham murder: Police raid on Notts address results in two arrests

Force detectives coordinated a tactical operation to arrest a 29-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman in connection with the murder of Michael Anton O’Connor.

Shortly after 6.30pm yesterday (Friday 19 November) officers and detectives, using intelligence obtained through the ongoing investigation, arrested the pair at a house on Russell Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Officers deployed the force drone to monitor activity, providing live thermal information, within the house before proceeding to contain those inside and arrest the two individuals identified.

The man was arrested on suspicion of murdering 31-year-old Michael Anton O’Connor on Wednesday 10 November on Wilford Crescent West, The Meadows, Nottingham.

The 34-year-old woman was arrested for assisting an offender. Both remain in police custody.

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A scene will remain in place on Russell Street throughout today (Saturday 20 November) while officers and detectives conduct a thorough search of the property and surrounding areas. Two vehicles have been seized from the address in relation to the successful operation conducted yesterday (Friday 19 November) evening.

Working closely on the investigation, Detective Inspector, Steven Wragg, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This latest arrest shows how dedicated the force are at tackling knife-crime.

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“We act swiftly on information given to us by the public, or through the work we are doing to piece together events that led to the fatal stabbing on Wednesday 10 November.

“We continue to invest a large number of officers and detectives into this investigation and work closely with the local communities to help bring to justice anyone connected with this terrible event.

“A police cordon remains in place at the address in Russell Street, Kirby-in-Ashfield while we conduct all the appropriate searches.

“Specially trained officers continue to work with Michael’s family, who have asked for privacy at this extremely difficult time.”

Anyone with additional information about this incident it asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 816 of 10 November.

A portal has also been set up for anyone with information, pictures or video footage which may help the investigation. This can be submitted here: Public Portal (

Members of the public can also report information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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