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Teenager arrested after group chase member of the public in a car

A 17-year-old has been arrested for drug driving, and other offences, after officers track down vehicle after a report of anti-social behaviour.

After responding to a call from a frightened member of the public, who said they were being chased by a group in a vehicle in Newark, officers conducted a search of the nearby area and spotted the vehicle and waited for the occupants to get out.

Response officers quickly swooped to detain the group and conducted a stop and search on all five occupants and the vehicle.

A metal baseball bat was seized from the vehicle, as well as a substantial amount of cannabis, and other drug related paraphernalia.

The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year old boy, was also drug wiped and tested positive for cannabis.

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Officers arrested the boy on alleged drug driving and possession of an offensive weapon and the boy has then acted aggressively towards the officers. He was then further arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker, during the melee he also damaged a police vehicle.

Detective Inspector Pam Dowson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Credit to our response officers for locating those involved in this incident.

“It must have been a terrifying ordeal for the victim to be chased by such an inconsiderate and aggressive group.

“We are delighted that we have managed to find those involved and arrest them in connection with the incident and deal with them appropriately.

“We want to reassure the people of Nottinghamshire that we take incidents of anti-social behaviour seriously and work hard catch those that cause such upset for people.

“If anyone does have any further information that can help this investigation, or any dashcam footage, please contact 101 quoting incident number 828 of 22 October.”

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