Police quickly swooped on two suspects alleged to be carrying knives in the city centre.
A police community support officer was on patrol in the Clumber Street area when his suspicions were arisen after spotting two males, one of whom was thought to have a knife in his waist band.
Information was quickly passed to colleagues who stopped the pair in Upper Parliament Street at about 5pm yesterday (Saturday 19 June 2021).
Officers swiftly recovered two knives and cannabis after carrying out searches and arrested a man and a boy.
It’s alleged a police officer was spat at after the man was taken into custody.
A 19-year-old from Sherwood, has subsequently been charged with possession of a knife in public and common assault of an emergency worker. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday 21 June 2021).
A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged with possession of a knife in public and possession of cannabis. He has been bailed to appear at Nottingham Youth Court on 30 June 2021.
Inspector John Lees, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force is committed to reducing knife crime and possession in our communities and removing harmful weapons from our streets.
“As demonstrated in this instance we will respond rapidly to reports of this nature to keep people safe.
“The consequences of carrying a knife can be devastating which is why Nottinghamshire Police continues to work tirelessly every day to tackle the issue as well as focusing on preventative work with partners to steer young people away from knife crime in the first place.
“Assaults on police officers and fellow emergency services workers while they are carrying out their duties are not acceptable. We will not stand for this sort of treatment and we will thoroughly investigate any such reports and take robust action against anyone involved in such behaviour.”