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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Suspicious incident in Nottingham leads to armed response

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Operational support crews tracked down a car and carried out an enforced stop after a report of a group of people acting suspiciously.

Response teams from Nottinghamshire Police attended the Barrique Road area of Dunkirk, Nottingham after receiving information that two cars with a number of people inside had pulled up outside a house and one of them was carrying something suspicious.

Officers searched through CCTV and armed response was granted for an area search on the vehicles.

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Working with intelligence teams, the force’s operational support unit tracked down a car and brought the vehicle to a safe stop shortly after the incident at 9.15pm yesterday (Saturday 17 April).

An amount of cannabis was seized from the vehicle and a man was given a warning.

The suspicious item seen is believed to have been suspected stolen number plates and enquiries are ongoing in relation to this.

Inspector Paul Molloy, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our teams worked quickly and collaboratively to track down a vehicle last night and it has resulted in a man being held in custody and a substantial amount of drugs being seized.

“We take weapons and drug offences really seriously and will do everything we can to track down those suspected of being involved.

“We encourage people to report these incidents to us so we can bring criminals to justice and continue our work to keep the people of Nottinghamshire safe.”

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