Nottinghamshire Police have recovered a large Rambo style knife and quantity of cannabis whilst on patrol.
The discovery was made earlier this week when they noticed a boy and man walking together who seemed to be actively avoiding the police.
The pair then split off and fled before the team caught up with them and stopped them on Church Street at 11:25 am on Monday 1st February.
A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon, possession of cannabis and obstructing police following the discoveries and reports that the police were given false information.
He is due to appear at Nottingham Youth Court on Wednesday 17th February 2021.
Sergeant Matt Daley, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Knife Crime Team, said: “As a proactive team, it is extremely important for us to engage with a variety of people at the earliest opportunity, which is something that we have seen great results from.
“We would remind people that carrying a knife alone is an offence, and those who do can land themselves a significant prison sentence and an unlimited fine.
“Enquiries are continuing into these discoveries and we are also dedicated to listening to concerns from local communities around knife crime and drug use. We would encourage anyone with information to contact us on 101.”
A 22-year-old was also arrested but has been released without charge.
By Laycie Beck