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Throwing knives seized by police in car stop

Throwing-knives were seized by members of Nottinghamshire Police’s proactive county knife crime team after stopping a car suspected to be linked to drug crime.

The weapons were recovered, along with other knives and a quantity of drugs suspected to be amphetamine, after officers carried out the stop in Leeming Lane South, Mansfield Woodhouse, on Monday (7 November 2022).

Stefan Spencer, aged 43, of Abbey Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, was subsequently charged with possession of a knife in a public place and possession of a Class B drug.

He was later released on conditional bail while investigations continue and is next due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 22 November.

Police Constable Dean Fenton, of Nottinghamshire Police’s county knife crime team, said: “We know the horrific consequences knife crime can have on families and whole communities which is why we treat it with such seriousness as a force and why we remain completely focused on doing everything we can to keep people safe and prevent knife crime before it happens.

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“Carrying knives on our streets will not be tolerated and we will continue to use every tactic at our disposal to drive down knife crime and remove harmful weapons from our streets.”

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