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18-year-old arrested in Derby with knife and suspected drugs, after police act on community intelligence

Posted on 9th October 2018
Argyle Street The jitty where the man was arrested

An 18-year-old man from Mackworth was arrested last week by officers from our Normanton Safer Neighbourhood Team for suspected drug dealing and carrying a knife. 

The incident happened at around 10.15am last Wednesday morning, October 3, when the officers, acting on intelligence from the community, attended a jitty (Argyle Street) running between Burton Road and Warner Street, Derby. 

It was there that the man was arrested with around 80 wraps of what is believed to be a class A drug and an 8-inch knife tucked in his waistband. 

A search of his home in Mackworth then found a quantity of what is believed to be cannabis, cash, two further knives and two mobile phones. 

Sergeant Donna Abbott, who is in charge of the team, said: “The arrest shows that we will always take positive action when we receive this type of information from the public. 

“I would urge others to come forward and let us know if they are concerned about what is happening in their community.” 

After being questioned on suspicion of possession of class A and B drugs with intent to supply and carrying a bladed article in a public place, the man has been released under investigation for a formal identification of the substances found to take place. 

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