Man allegedly waved a firearm and pointed it at a group of men in Worksop

A man has been arrested after he allegedly waved a firearm and pointed it at a group of men.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 3:59 pm

Police officers in Carlton-in-Lindrick said they were quickly on the scene to stop a car leaving the area in the early hours of this morning following reports of a fight.

Those inside the vehicle told police that they had been threatened.

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Officers believe that the incident could be linked to a woman being robbed in Long Lane at around 2.45am this morning.

Firearm officers surrounded a building in the area and made contact with the suspect, who was arrested.

Nottinghamshire Police said a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession with a firearm with intent to cause fear.

Officers recovered a gas powered air pistol believed to be linked to this incident.

They remain at the scene to conduct extensive searches and will be in the area throughout the day to offer community reassurance.

Detective Sergeant Matt Scott of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Firearms offences are incredibly serious and we will always look to take appropriate action against offenders.

"Our investigation into what exactly happened this morning is at it's infancy, but please be reassured that we are working around the clock to establish the circumstances.

“We understand that incidents involving firearms and violence are immensely concerning for the community and as such we take them extremely seriously.

“I’d like to reassure the public that we will deal robustly with offenders involved in weapon-enabled crime and strive to seek justice for victims.”

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