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Wanted man found asleep in the city jailed

A wanted man was arrested by officers who found him asleep in the street.

Officers from Operation Compass – a plain-clothed and uniformed police team based in Nottingham city centre – made the arrest while patrolling the area.

They found him in Lincoln Street at 9:45 am on Monday, 12 June.

Officers identified him as a suspect in an investigation involving multiple shop thefts.

They searched him and found a quantity of class B drugs during a search. He was then arrested and taken into custody.

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Robert Ord, of Church Walk, Worksop, was subsequently charged with four counts of theft and possession of a class B drug.

The 50-year-old appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 13 June 2023 and pleaded guilty to all five counts.

He was jailed for 12 weeks.

Sergeant Jonathan Pothecary, who leads the Op Compass team, said: “Retail and drug offences can often be seen as victimless crimes but that cannot be further from the truth.

“We will continue to carry out patrols as part of our ongoing efforts to clamp down on crime and put those who treat the criminal justice system with contempt before the courts.”

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