A baseball bat, machete, knife and a suspected firearm have all been taken off Nottinghamshire’s streets, after four men were arrested by armed police in the Mapperley area on Friday evening (1 March 2019).
Armed response officers from Nottinghamshire Police initially began trailing a white Vauxhall Vivaro van in the Carrington area of the city at around 9.05 pm on Friday evening, before officers brought the van to a stop on Mapperley Hall Drive at around 9.10pm.
All four occupants of the vehicle were arrested at the scene and have remained in police custody following their arrest.
Richard Burnett, 25, Dean Johnson, 25, Lewis Anderson, 24, and Traequarn Lambert, 19, all from the Nottingham area, have been charged with having a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.
All four men have been remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4 March 2019.
Following their arrests, detectives and uniformed officers have been searching properties, reviewing CCTV and carrying out forensic examinations, as their enquiries continued throughout yesterday (Saturday 2 March 2019).
The Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable, Craig Guildford, said: “A significant amount of work and resource continues on this case which will now proceed to court.
“We remain absolutely committed to proactively investigating this type of criminality and, as always, I thank those members of the local community who continue to come forward with any information to help keep our streets safe.
“It is very important as a community and with our local partners that we continue to stand as one in taking offensive weapons and firearms off our streets.”