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Police intervene after seeing a safe being manhandled through Newark market Place on Friday evening

Police leapt into action when they spotted men manhandling a safe in Newark Market Place on Friday evening.

Fearing a burglary may be in progress officers properly and promptly intervened and reportedly stopped a JCB as it drove onto the cobbles.

However, they quickly established there hadn't been a bank robbery and nothing untoward had taken place - the men were simply relocating property they owned.

The safe seen in Newark Market Place. (46608384)
The safe seen in Newark Market Place. (46608384)

Sergeant Rob Harrison, from the Newark Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We can reassure locals that this was simply a case of a resident moving their personal belongings.

“Officers patrolling the area engaged with those involved and conducted enquiries at the time, and we can confirm that no offences were committed.”

One of those to spot the safe was Anni Keene who took this picture of the safe in the gutter near Boots Opticians.

Anni said: "I had just walked up Stodman Street where a JCB had just been stopped by police as it was entering the Market Place.

"I did wonder if it was anything to do with The Nottingham Building Society's previous premises."

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