Man arrested after alleged knifepoint robbery of taxi driver in Nottinghamshire

Officers investigating a report of knifepoint robbery of a taxi driver in Giltbrook last night acted quickly to arrest a 48-year-old man in connection with the incident.

A man is believed to have requested to be dropped off at a location in Gilt Hill, Giltbrook, before threatening the driver with a knife and forcing them to leave the vehicle. It is thought he then fled the area in the car.

Eagle-eyed officers spotted the car and police mobilised to intercept it in Hucknall.

The car was recovered and police enquiries linked the incident to an address in Awsworth.

The 48-year-old man was arrested in a house in Main Street, Awsworth, on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Mark Shaw, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This incident would have been terrifying for the victim and I am pleased that we were able to make an arrest after some good police work.

“The man is now being questioned in connection with the robbery but I would ask that anyone who has any information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

If you have any information, footage or witnessed the incident, you can contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 947 of 16 April 2020.

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