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Knives and drugs recovered during warrants

March 23, 2020
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Officers recovered hunting two knives and a quantity of Class A and B drugs during two warrants in The Meadows today.

One knife was voluntarily handed over at each of the two properties searched, in Hawthorne View and Tarbert Close.

A 17-year-old boy will be interviewed at a later date on suspicion of drug supply.

The operation comes as Nottinghamshire Police supports the national Operation Sceptre knife amnesty and week of action this week.

Knife amnesty bins are available at a number of police stations and partner agency locations across Nottinghamshire until midnight on Sunday. Officers will also be carrying out action including proactive operations and weapons sweeps in open spaces during the week.

The warrant also comes after further action aimed at tackling drug dealing in The Meadows on Wednesday last week (18 March), which resulted in three arrests – one for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and crack), one for possession with intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) and one for failing to attend court. A further person was summonsed for drugs offences.

The proactive activity also included 10 stop searches being carried out and two addresses being searched in relation to drugs.

Wednesday night’s operation and today’s warrants are part of ongoing efforts to tackle issues raised by the local community in The Meadows and partner agencies as being main concerns for them. 

Now Nottinghamshire Police is encouraging all of its communities to have their say on local policing priorities after the force launched its new ‘what matters’ neighbourhood policing priority survey.

The ‘what matters’ survey - one of the biggest public consultation exercises in the force’s history – will give the public a genuine opportunity to influence where police focus their efforts in their area.

The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and is now available for members of the public to complete online at www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/whatmatters Anyone who completes the survey will also be given the opportunity to register to receive further updates, alerts and crime prevention advice from Nottinghamshire Police officers in their area via Neighbourhood Alert.

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