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Senior police officer thanks public as man brandishing knife is arrested in Swadlincote

Posted on 13th March 2018

Our officer in charge of policing in Swadlincote has thanked members of the public and praised her officers as a man with a knife has been arrested in the town today. 

The comments come after we received a call at around 11.45am this morning (Tuesday, March 13) from a member of the public reporting a man brandishing a knife and curtain pole on Alexander Road. 

Officers attended and a 50-year-old man was arrested and taken to St Mary’s Wharf police station in Derby. 

Inspector Kate Bateman said: “I would like to thank the members of the public who called us about the incident, although nobody has been hurt it must have been a worrying incident to witness. 

“My officers attended quickly and were able to safely bring the man under arrest and disarm him of the knife. 

“We will now be investigating to find out exactly what happened and why. This is a very rare type of incident in Swadlincote and I am pleased ,that thanks to the calls from the members of the public and the brave actions of the officers, it was quickly brought to an end.” 

If you have any information about the incident then please make contact with us on 101 quoting occurrence number 18*115379. 

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