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Nottinghamshire Police discover weapon and cannabis during house search in Carlton

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A friction lock baton and several containers filled with cannabis were seized by police after they searched a property in Carlton

Response officers called by the house in Valley Road after receiving intelligence that linked the address to a separate offence.

After being let inside the property at around 1.30am on Friday (27 May), police carried out a search that uncovered a friction lock baton.

Otherwise known as ‘telescopic truncheons’, it is now illegal to own, keep in a private place, or sell these weapons anywhere in the UK.

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Samurai swords, zombie knives and knuckledusters are also among the weapons it is illegal to have in the UK, under the Offensive Weapons Act, which came into effect on 14 July 2021.

Along with the baton, the house search also led to multiple jars and containers filled with cannabis being discovered by response officers.

The drugs and weapon were seized by the police, while a 26-year-old man was voluntarily interviewed in connection with the offences.

PC Shiraz Hussain, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As a direct result of this house search, we were able to discover an illegal weapon and also seize quantities of cannabis from inside the property.

“We are still in the process of carrying out further inquiries in relation to these findings, so would ask anyone who has any information that could assist us to contact the police.”

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Information can be reported to the police by calling 101, quoting incident 55 of 27 May 2023, or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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