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Blade and drugs seized from taxi passenger by Nottingham Knife Crime Team

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Nottingham's knife crime team has successfully taken a blade and drugs off the streets following a strategic taxi stop in Bulwell.

During a routine patrol, the specialist officers observed suspicious activity on Sandhurst Road. A suspect was seen making an exchange before getting into a waiting taxi.

Acting swiftly, the team intercepted the vehicle at 11.50am on Tuesday 28 May. Upon searching the taxi, officers discovered bags of suspected heroin and crack cocaine, a lock knife, and a small quantity of cannabis.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested at the scene. He faces charges for possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply, possessing a knife in public, and possessing a Class B drug.

Sergeant Matt Daley, of Nottinghamshire Police’s knife crime team, said: “We’ve said it before but incidents such as this are precisely why we focus on people we believe could be involved in drug activity.

“From our experience as a specialist team, drug and knife crime offending does often go hand-in-hand, as suspected dealers look to arm themselves with a weapon of some kind.

“Our main goal when we leave the station is to identify knife carriers and seize weapons, but these discoveries do regularly come about while we’re stopping suspects for drug offences.

“This tactic has led to some great results for our team in the past, which is why it’s so important we’re able to get out in the communities that we police on our proactive patrols.”


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