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Two in custody after reports of man with hammer and machete in Newark

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Two people have been remanded in custody after reports of a man with a hammer and machete in Newark.

Armed police and a helicopter were called to the incident on Albert Street at 7.20pm on Sunday.

There were no injuries reported but information that individuals involved left the scene in a van.

Armed police were called out to the incident.
Armed police were called out to the incident.

Following inquiries, officers attended an address in Collingham and a police helicopter was also deployed to assist officers on the ground.

Two suspects, a 36-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, were arrested on suspicion of affray shortly before 8.45pm and remanded into custody.

Inquiries continue into the incident.

Police. (30317667)
Police. (30317667)

Inspector Simon Spooner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force treats all reports of violence, particularly involving weapons, extremely seriously and our officers will always work quickly to track down those believed to be involved in order to keep people safe.

“The incident was safely resolved, with no wider threat to the public, and two suspects are now in custody. At this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this isolated incident.”

Nottinghamshire Police has reminded people that legal proceedings are active in this case and as such people should not post any prejudicial comments on social media, as these could be considered contempt of court.

Nothing should be published by anyone that could lead to the identification of any juvenile (under 18) concerned in these proceedings.

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