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Police statement as armed officers and force helicopter seen in small Nottinghamshire village

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Armed officers and a police helicopter were dispatched following a disturbance that reportedly involved a man with a hammer and machete. Police were called to the incident on Albert Street, Newark, at 7.20pm yesterday (Sunday, June 19).

No injuries were reported, and information was received that the individuals involved had left the scene in a van. Following inquiries, officers attended an address in Collingham, and a police helicopter was deployed to assist officers on the ground.

Two suspects, a 36-year-old man and 15-year-old boy, were detained shortly before 8.45pm, police said. They were arrested on suspicion of affray while inquiries continue into the incident.

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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.”

He continued: “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.”

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