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Drugs and weapons recovered following bus attack

July 20, 2021
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Cocaine, a knuckleduster and alcohol were recovered from a car after a man was reported to be damaging a bus.

Officers were travelling along Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, when they saw a man believed to have been attempting to cause damage to a bus whilst it was stationary in the road.

They stopped and detained the man and once other officers arrived they searched a car which he was believed to have travelled in.

During this search, they found a number of items, including white powder which is believed to be cocaine, a knuckleduster and vodka bottles which are reported to have been opened.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray, possession of class A drugs, drink-driving and possession of an offensive weapon following the incident, which happened just before 4.40pm on Sunday (18 July 2021).

As the man was detained, he became ill. He was subsequently taken to hospital, where he remains in intensive care as he receives medical treatment. His condition is reported to be serious but not life-threatening or altering.

Inspector Rob Lawton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was very positive action from our officers to stop a man potentially causing further harm to himself and others.

“They acted quickly upon seeing the suspected incident and as a result the man was detained, and once he took ill they were able to help him swiftly get to hospital and receive the medical treatment he needed.

“Our investigation into the incident continues and we urge anyone with information to get in contact.”

Anyone who saw the incident or has any information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 585 of 18 July 2021.

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