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Man wanted in connection with firearms offence is arrested

September 12, 2021
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A man wanted in connection with a firearms offence was arrested after police spotted a car believed to be linked to the suspect.

The vehicle was seen travelling in Maid Marian Way at around 4.15pm yesterday and it was followed into the Radford area of Nottingham (Saturday 11 September).

The vehicle was then parked up and officers quickly detained a suspect following a search of a shop in Alfreton Road, Radford, arresting a 36-year-old man on suspicion of possession of an unlawful firearm. They also arrested a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The arrests follow an incident when police recovered a firearm in a garden after three men fled from a car after it crashed into a lamp post in Breconshire Gardens, Old Basford, on Monday 6 September.

The car had been followed by police after being spotted being driven dangerously. Two people were arrested at the scene. 

Twenty-one-year-old Shaniel Reid, of Northwood Crescent, Arnold, was subsequently charged with possession of an illegal firearm and possession of ammunition in connection with the incident. He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (8 September) where he was granted conditional bail to appear at Nottingham Crown Court at a later date.

A 17-year-old boy was also arrested on suspicion of possession of an illegal firearm and was released on police bail, with conditions, pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Jon Kerry, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Enquiries have been continuing into the incident with detectives working hard to establish the circumstances.

"We have now made four arrests, including one charge, in connection with the investigation.

"Nottinghamshire Police treats firearms offences extremely seriously and is committed to taking weapons off the streets. Information is vital in doing this and I would urge anyone who suspects illegal firearms activity to contact the police as soon as possible.

"I would also ask anyone with information on this incident to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 724 of 6 September 2021."  

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