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Police recover swords after vehicle stop

Police arrested three people and seized drugs and a knife after stopping a suspicious vehicle in the early hours.

A suspect car was stopped by officers in Clifford Avenue, Beeston, at around 4am Monday 1 August 2022.

Two suspects were arrested at the scene and officers successfully pursued a third who tried to flee.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of a knife in a public place.

Officers also arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and possession of a knife in a public place.

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Detective Inspector Nick Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Working together as a team, our officers did an excellent job to bring these suspects into custody.

Dealing drugs in Nottinghamshire will not be tolerated and we will take positive action against anyone involved in this criminality.

“As a result of proactive policing from our dedicated police teams it has put a stop to these drugs being distributed.

“Reducing the number of knives on our streets is also a priority. We are determined to keep these potentially lethal weapons off the streets and out of the hands of offenders.”

Following the arrests, officers from the city centre Reacher team found two curved swords after executing a search warrant at a property linked to one of the suspects.

The warrant was carried out at a flat in Wellington Square, Nottingham city centre.

Sergeant Louise Ellis, from the city centre Reacher team, said: “Recent changes to the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 means it is no longer legal to have items such as curved swords, with a blade larger than 50cm, in the home.

“We have seized the curved swords and would like to remind people about the new legislation.”

Section 46 of the Offensive Weapons Act also bans people from possessing a number of other weapons including knuckledusters, handclaws, push daggers, flick knives and zombie knives.

Anyone wanting to safely discard such items should contact their local police station.

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