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Undercover police officers catch man carrying lock knife and drugs

January 12, 2022
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A man who tried to run from undercover police was subsequently detained, searched and found to be in possession of a lock knife and cannabis.

Two plain-clothed officers stopped and searched the 28-year-old after they spotted him acting suspiciously Carrington Street, in Nottingham city centre.

They found a lock knife on him and a grinder containing cannabis. The man had tried to evade police by trying to run off but the quick-thinking officers prevented his escape.

The arrest took place shortly after 2pm on Tuesday (11 January).

Sergeant Jono Pothecary, of the city centre Operation Compass policing team, said: “Prior to his arrest, the 28-year-old was seen acting suspicious, appeared nervous and a strong smell of cannabis could be smelt in the area he was standing.

“On identifying themselves as police, the male attempted to run away but was quickly restrained and the lock knife and a cannabis grinder containing cannabis located on his person were recovered. 

“We will continue to be proactive in finding and removing dangerous weapons from our streets.

"I would urge anyone who is concerned about someone they believe to carry a knife to contact the police so we can act quickly to take weapons off the streets - and the people who use them to cause harm - in our neighbourhoods.”

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