Two pistols were recovered after police investigated a flat following report of assault.
An initial report of a violent attack at a flat in Ratcliffe Gate in Mansfield led officers to search a property close by in Pelham Street.
It was reported that a man had pushed a woman over in the flat before repeatedly hitting her head at around 5.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 9 June).
Police arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of actual bodily harm in connection with the incident and then searched a property linked to the investigation.
Inside they found two pistols, one appearing to be a starter pistol and the other a Browning pistol.
Specialist officers are now working to establish the viability of the firearms.
The man was then arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
Detective Sergeant Vanessa Wightman is leading the investigation. She said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack that has left a woman incredibly shaken. Thankfully her injuries are not serious.
“We take all reports of violence seriously and will always thoroughly investigate cases with a view to taking appropriate action against offenders.
“The recovery of two firearms is positive as it means two potentially dangerous weapons have been taken off the streets and out of criminal hands.
“We are now working to establish the viability of the firearms and the man remains in custody for questioning in connection with both incidents.”
Anyone who has any information that could aid detectives in their investigations should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 643 of 9 June 2021.