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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Two machetes and drugs recovered after suspicious vehicle stopped in Nottingham

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Cannabis and machetes were recovered after a proactive patrol stopped a suspicious car as part of Op Sceptre.

Officers from the force’s Tactical Support Group spotted the car in at Script Drive in Basford at around 5pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday 29 April) and quickly moved to investigate.

When police searched the car, they found 15 bags of cannabis and two machetes, leading to the arrest of two boys, aged 15 and 16, and a 21-year-old man in connection with the find.

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All three were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of a bladed article.

The proactive patrol was part of the force’s Op Sceptre activities, with officers from across Nottinghamshire Police upping the ante in fight against knife crime.

Sergeant Sharonjit Powar, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an excellent piece of proactive work from officers in the Tactical Support Group, who took swift action to apprehend three people in connection with the drugs and knives.

“We are pleased to have recovered a large amount of cannabis and two weapons as part of this investigation as it disrupts drug dealer’s supply and activities.

“We are now working hard to establish the circumstances of this incident and will be questioning the three arrested as part of our enquiries.

“It is also excellent that the stop was achieved through the force’s Op Sceptre activities.”

The week of action as part of Op Sceptre is just a snapshot of the ongoing year-round work being carried out to combat knife crime in Nottinghamshire which involves police, partners and local communities all working together.

The force continues to work closely with partner agencies, as well as proactively engaging with local communities, to tackle knife crime as part of a collective Nottinghamshire response.

The latest official figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that knife crime has continued to significantly fall in Nottinghamshire.