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Officers make five arrests after car rams into police vehicles

October 17, 2020
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Highly-trained officers used tactical contact to stop a car that had rammed police vehicles.

Five men were arrested last night (Friday 16 October) and are now being questioned in connection with multiple offences.

An initial report of threatening behaviour was made to Nottinghamshire Police at around 11pm in Ascot Road in Radford.

Response officers arrived within minutes of the call and worked to ensure the safety of the victim while they established the circumstances.

It was quickly ascertained that a group of men had recently fled the scene and an investigation was launched to find the suspects.

Half an hour after the report was made to police, a black Honda Civic, believed to be linked to the incident was spotted in Nuthall Road.

Moments later, police moved to stop the car at the junction of Highbury Road and Spring Road in Bulwell. However, the car proceeded to ram police vehicles in attempt to evade officers. Damage was sustained to several police cars in the incident.

The Honda Civic then drove towards Bulwell where it was successfully stopped by police in Bulwell High Road.

Five men, aged 26, 22, 22, 20 and 21, were all arrested on suspicion of affray.

The 21-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of failure to stop and drink driving.

Detective Sergeant Nick Wood, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This incident saw fantastic quick work from our Operational Support officers who within an hour of the call had attended the scene, identified suspects and made five arrests.

“The fact that no one was injured in the incident is an example of how highly-trained our officers are to respond to difficult situations.

“Detectives are now making enquiries into the circumstances of this incident and I’d appeal to anyone who may have seen something suspicious in Ascot Road at 11pm to get in touch.”

If you witnessed the incident or have any information or footage that could aid officers in their investigation, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 892 of 16 October 2020.

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