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Wanted man arrested after being spotted in taxi


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Police have arrested a wanted man after spotting him taking a taxi from Bestwood.

Gedling‘s Operation Reacher officers finally caught up with the vehicle on Arnold Road and when confronted by police, the male tried to give a false name.

A police spokesman said: “The 44-year-old man was arrested at the location on suspicion of two robberies. Both of these robberies are alleged to have involved weapons.

“Whilst in custody the male couldn’t keep his hands out of his pants and after a thorough search a package of white tablets were found.

“The male remains in custody and will be returned to prison once enquiries are completed.”

Police chiefs say that organised crime groups have been rocked to their core by the introduction of the Operation Reacher team in Gedling in 2020.

The team is responsible for carrying out early morning raids on suspected drug dealers, hunting wanted suspects, taking illegal vehicles off the streets and visibly patrolling in local neighbourhoods.

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