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Vans damaged with axe and hammer after collision – five people arrested

Five people were arrested after two vans had their windscreens smashed with weapons following a crash between the vehicles.

A woman was reported to have got out and smashed a windscreen with an axe and made threats after the vans collided.

The rear window of the other vehicle was then allegedly smashed with a hammer during the confrontation, in Chesterfield Road North, Mansfield, at around 10.55am yesterday (Saturday 5 June). No one was injured.

Response officers were on the scene soon after the incident being reported and arrested four men, aged 49, 41, 20 and 21, and a woman, aged 50, on suspicion of affray.

Following questioning, the men have been released on police bail and the woman has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

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Officers also recovered an axe and a hammer and seized two vehicles.

Inspector Kieron Hancock, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a self-contained incident between two sets of people who are believed to be known to each other.

“There is no excuse for the use of weapons in this way and we will always take swift action to deal with incidents like this. Officers made five arrests at the scene and are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

“Enquiries are continuing and I would urge anyone with information, or dash-cam footage of the disturbance, to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 310 of 5 June 2021.”

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