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Police recover a pistol after drugs arrest in Carlton

Police have recovered a firearm and drugs and arrested two suspects as part of a proactive investigation.

Officers on patrol spotted a man who fled when he saw them.

An officer chased the suspect and quickly arrested him nearby at around 1:20 pm yesterday (Tuesday 14 September).

He was found to be in possession of plastic bags containing suspected Class A drugs.

Following his arrest officers searched an address in Douglas Court, Oakdale Road, Carlton, where they safely recovered a pistol and drugs and arrested a woman.

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A 26-year-old man and 24-year-old woman remain in custody on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Detective Chief Inspector Tim Walters, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to some good teamwork two suspects are now being questioned in connection with this ongoing investigation and a firearm and drugs have also been removed from harm’s way.

“Incidents relating to firearms are thankfully still very rare in Nottinghamshire and that is because of the intelligence-led proactive work we do to take them off streets.

“Reducing the availability of firearms and taking guns and drugs off the streets are priorities for Nottinghamshire Police. We will continue to take robust action against those who commit such offences however we encourage people to help us protect our communities by reporting any information about suspicious and illegal activity to us.”

Members of the public are urged to report any suspicious activity to Nottinghamshire Police by calling 101. If an incident is in progress call 999.

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