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Three arrests after Rambo-style knife found during Nottingham car stop

Knife crime team officers made a triple arrest in Nottingham after finding a weapon in a car boot.

The specialist team kept an eye out for the vehicle after receiving intelligence a knife-carrier could be onboard.

Officers spotted a car matching the description of the one they were after, while out on patrol in the Radford area.

Following that spot around 11.25am on Tuesday (18 June), the knife crime team worked together to stop the car in Radford Road.

They then carried out a search of the vehicle, which resulted in a large ‘Rambo-style’ knife being found and recovered from the boot.

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After a quantity of cannabis was also discovered in the car, officers decided to conduct a drugs wipe on the driver at the roadside.

This subsequently tested positive for traces of cannabis and cocaine.

Three men, aged 28, 31 and 32, were all arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife in a public place.

The 31-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of drug-driving, while the 32-year-old suspect was additionally arrested for possessing Class B drugs.

Sergeant Matt Daley, of Nottinghamshire Police’s knife crime team, said: “Weapon seizures like this one really illustrate exactly why we carry out our daily patrols. 

“By getting out in the community and following up on intelligence, we were ultimately able to take a dangerous weapon off the streets and out of harm’s way.

“There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to carry a knife or offensive weapon in public, whether that be a lock knife, a machete, or – as in this case – what is known as a Rambo-style knife.

“As was demonstrated in this incident, if a weapon is found inside a car, all the occupants of that vehicle could find themselves at risk of being arrested, which should show how seriously we take offences of this nature.”

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